Under God Anylisis Essay

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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 forward things will always continue to change and opinion to grow stronger and more diverse, but what won't ever change is the fact of what the original meaning of everything that was created to be apart of our government system. The original intention of the pledge was a celebration of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the new free world he had found 400 years before. We have been lead to believe that Francis Bellamy was the true author, but there is no for sure evidence. (Sterner,1999-2006) In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower instated this into every public school system and with his own words he stated “?from this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim, in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our Nation and our people to the Almighty.”? Has our world changed so drastically that these words in fact have become inappropriate? President Eisenhower proclaimed indirectly that the phrase “Under God”? was an appropriate term at the time. Although in 48 years a lot has changed. For instance the Everson vs. Board of Education case established the separation

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