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Pledge to America -- behind the scenes

Republicans finally unveiled the full text of their Pledge to America last week. What struck me most were the opening few lines. They seemed, well, reminiscent of something...

America is more than a country.

America is an idea -- an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government's powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can -- given economic, political, and religious liberty -- advance themselves, their families, and the common good.

Here's how I imagine the writing process went...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 29, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Pledge to America, parody  
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