You make a lot of sense. One of the biggest problems has been censorship and misinformation so that the American people are led to believe that your "pledge" is binding to FABRICATED "foreign" enemies and covering up the REAL "domestic" ones.we pledged to protect the USA from all enemies , domestic and foreign ......... including the JDL FIFTH COLUMN that attacks those patriots who oppose unnecessary wars .......... PEACE IS PATRIOTIC .......... save the USA ,
That is why Americans are constantly reminded about the Alamo, Pearl Harbour, the hostages in Tehran, and the attacks on 7/11. Your government wants you to see foregn danger as a sort of smoke screen to the most dangerous enemy which is domestic, ie. the U.S. government itself.