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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.


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.
Some students think it is unfair to recite a pledge every morning that they do not believe in. they are not obligated to do so.
In my opinion, if you do not believe In reciting the pledge of allegiance then you shouldn’t have to. America is a free country and every citizen has the right to fallow their own beliefes.
The pledge of allegiance has had a large effect on us all as U.S citizens. It has encouraged us to try harder when failing. it has been the cornerstone of our society since the beginning.
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.
People believe that because of the phrase “one nation under god” that they are being forced into believe another religion, or having theirs disrespected.
Some people believe that the pledge is trying to belittle their religious beliefes, and change they’re perception on their own religion.
A group of Brookline petitioners has revised a controversial warrant article about the Pledge of Allegiance that sparked a media frenzy in September, saying the original petition caused "Internet attention deficit disorder."
The article previously called on the School Committee to rescind their pledge policy, which requires school leaders to provide the opportunity for the pledge to be said in schools. If not that, the article wanted the pledge said only at school assemblies.
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 america 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 Newdow 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.
"The argument that 'under God' in the pledge is pushing religion on children is wrong on the law. It's also wrong from a commonsense perspective-some are saying.
Michalenewdow 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 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.