Pledge Of Allegiance

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“Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. This sentence has been a part of the school system since the mid 1950s and only now has it come to the attention that there is something in those few simple words that can uproar such a controversy over “Under God?.” To most of us”Under God” has the same meaning that we heard of weekly in church, but to others, whose beliefs are that of an nonreligious nature feel these words which their children are exposed to everyday in a public setting are of a biased nature and should be stricken from the pledge. As time moves…show more content…
Some religions, such as Jehovahs Witnesses, will not allow you to pledge allegiance to anything higher than their God. So in that case, the entire Pledge would be void. In 1956, Congress retired our national motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” which is Latin for “Out Of Many, One,” This had been suggested by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. It can be traced to the Epistles of Horace, and was intended to signify the union of the original 13 Colonies, and replaced it with theology: “In God We Trust.” The entire basis for controversy came when a federal appeals court found the pledge of allegiance illegal stating that, the phrase “one nation under God” in the context of the Pledge is normative. To recite the Pledge is not to describe the United States; instead, it is to swear allegiance to the values for which the flag stands: unity, indivisibility, liberty, justice. The Pledge was written to be so much more than controversy it was merely a celebration and a way to show your pride for our free…show more content…
Even the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence hold the words also. The words "under God" some say are unconstitutional and are using religion on our young people today. Some believe that two little words push any type of religion onto someone. Knowing that everyone believes acts or will do what they want to in this lifetime that is why we have our First Amendment Rights. The Pledge of Allegiance does not at all infringe on our youth's First Amendment Rights, and yet it is broadcasted that way through every public venue out there. The pledge is simply a poem saying how proud we are to be "one Nation" and an American in the land of the free. The authors never intended that the pledge be in the light of negative attention, but to be a celebration of America. As said earlier the pledge was not created to infringe our youths mind, but as a respectable way of honoring our

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