“Just and free” was the phrase removed from the pledge of allegiance, by the 1953 U.S. Congress.
Poignant song lyrics:
Deputy walks on hot nails,
Preacher rides a mount,
Nothing really matters much,
It’s doom alone that counts.
Bob Dylan — Shelter From The Storm
[Wouldn’t “Doom Alone” make a good name
for a boat? 😉 ]
I woke up with a waitress,
the way I always do.
How was I to know,
she was with the Russians too?
Warren Zevon — Lawyers, Guns, and Money
You gave up your walk on part in the war,
for a lead role in a cage.
Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
The pain of war cannot exceed,
the woe of aftermath.
The drums will shake the castle wall.
The Ringwraiths ride in black.
Led Zeppelin — The Battle of Evermore