It really made my day to discover that there was a member of the city council who had her emotional and intellectual feet firmly on the ground of reality. How else could she have proposed such a pledge as you quoted in your paper of Jan. 10?
So, my hat's off to Julie Fischer and, of course, your paper for bringing it to our attention. So, "I pledge allegiance to the Earth and all the life which is supports. One planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance and respect for all."