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The pledge of controversy

The pledge of controversy

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of loyalty to the federal flag and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Christian Socialist Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942. The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of loyalty to the federal flag and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Christian Socialist Francis Bellamyin 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942. The Pledge has been modified four times since its composition, with the most recent change adding the words "under God" in 1954.

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  • Congressional sessions open with the recital of the Pledge, as do government meetings at local levels, and meetings held by many private organizations. It is also commonly recited in school at the beginning of every school day, although the Supreme Court has ruled on several occasions that students cannot be compelled to recite the Pledge, or punished for not doing so.





  • Proponents of including "under God” in the Pledge argue that the US is a Christian nation, at least 80% of Americans support the phrase, the language reflects America’s civic culture and is not a religious statement, and federal law, state constitutions, currency, and the presidential oath already contain references to God.


  • Opponents contend that church and state should be kept strictly separate as the Founding Fathers intended. They argue that the Constitution protects minority rights against majority will, and that the words "under God" in the Pledge are a religious phrase and thus violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.






  • The revised article wants to leave the decision to school leaders, though it recommends that if they recite it, they do it at assemblies, before school, or consider replacing it with the National Anthem.

  • Among the other tweaks in the article is a call for more education about the pledge, its history, and its wording.


  • I believe that if you are not born in leaders, though it recommends that if they recite it, they do it at assemblies, before school, or consider replacing it with the National Anthemamerica then you have no right to petition our pledge of allegiance.

  • It should be the Americans choice weather to change it in any way


  • Michael leaders, though it recommends that if they recite it, they do it at assemblies, before school, or consider replacing it with the National AnthemNewdow is sueing his daughters school because of the phrase under god.

  • Americans overwhelmingly want the phrase "under God" preserved in the Pledge of Allegiance. Almost nine in 10 people said the reference to God belongs in the pledge, according to an Associated Press poll.



  • Michale religion on children is wrong on the law. It's also wrong from a commonsense newdow said:"I don't believe there is a God. And why when I pledge allegiance to the flag or my child does in the school, why she should ibe forced to recite this account I don't agree with?"


  • I believe there is a good and this country is mostly a religion on children is wrong on the law. It's also wrong from a commonsense christian country, and a great country because of it.

  • I also believe that the oppisition on the pledge is wrong and offensive to the american society.


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