I pledge allegiance to the Flag. "The Flag" in this case would represent "The State" of the USA. On a deeper note, does this not take a Fascist stance? Fascism being where the State supersedes the individual... Or perhaps that is wrong, "The Flag" standing for America, its ideals and beliefs? Either way with or without God... I pledge allegiance to the flag of the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. I say leave god in the it, gives it more substance, I wonder if Barry (pres Obama) knows this one verbatim?