Undivided Allegiance

The meaning of "allegiance" is in part as follows: "Duty of fidelity to one's king, government, or sovereign state. ... Devotion or loyalty to that which is entitled to obedience or service."

What would be thought of a citizen who was disloyal to his government? One of the first requisites of good citizenship is allegiance to one's country. Any sense of division in loyalty would make one an unstable and unreliable citizen, and a country made up of such citizens would be a "house divided against itself," and therefore could not stand. Likewise, an employee must be loyal to his employer, if he is to be of real service. Indeed, loyalty in business is considered paramount, and divided allegiance or loyalty to one's employer or business savors of dishonesty.

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