Presentation on theme: "Georgia State Flag Moto of Georgia SS8CG1. Flags The State Flag of Georgia adopted in 1956."— Presentation transcript:
Georgia State Flag Moto of Georgia SS8CG1
Flags The State Flag of Georgia adopted in 1956.
Pledge to the Flag of Georgia Georgia Code Section The following is adopted as the pledge of allegiance to the state flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Georgia flag and to the principles for which it stands: Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.”
Display of the Flag Georgia Code Section "The state flag shall be displayed on appropriate occasions in the public and private schools of this state and in all patriotic meetings and the citizens of the state are requested to take the pledge of allegiance set out in Code Section " Why is this important? The Code of Georgia still takes the position that the state is a sovereign entity. You can see this in the following section of the code:
State Sovereignty Georgia Code Section "The sovereignty and jurisdiction of this state extends to all places within the limits of her boundaries except so far as she has voluntarily ceded her sovereignty and jurisdiction over particular localities to the United States or adjacent states." This section continues to proclaim the original relationship between the state, other states and the federal government. It says that any ceding of sovereignty by the state is “voluntary.” Georgia is, according to its legal code, an independent, sovereign government. Georgia voluntarily grants some portion of its sovereign power to the national government and to adjacent states in order to better serve its population.
Citizen’s Duty Georgia’s citizens are urged to proclaim their agreement to the state’s right to govern by flying and pledging allegiance to its flag. The instructions to fly the flag, and the encouragement of all Georgians to give the pledge to that flag, are intended to reinforce the idea that we are all specifically Georgians along with being Americans.