Pledge Of Allegiance

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Imagine this, the year was 1941 and you were a young child in elementary school. The whole class stood up and recited the Pledge of Allegiance, but you decided not too so you get sent to the principal’s office and get suspended or expelled from school for not saying the pledge. In the years leading up to 1943 children actually could be suspended or even expelled from school if they decided for some reason that they did not want to participate or partake in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance according to Mary Plummer an education reporter for Southern California Public Radio. Christian Socialist, minister, and author Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and flag code (salute) in 1892 ( Since that time the Pledge…show more content…
Religion as a matter of fact played such a pivotal rule in every aspect of life it even had its effect on the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1954 in response the outpouring Communist threats in America President Eisenhower decided to encourage congress to add two simple new words to the Pledge of Allegiance, “under God.” According to, Bellamy’s daughter objected to the change in her Fathers original Pledge of Allegiance. Nevertheless the Pledge we have come to know today is recited as, “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 phrase or words were not the only thing that changed through the years in regards to the Pledge of…show more content…
Many extreme atheist groups across the nation are fighting to have the words “under God” removed or just too completely ban the Pledge of Allegiance and forget its existence in public schools. The Supreme Court ruled in one case in 1943 in favor for the Jehovah Witness group that no one could be forced to recite the pledge. But many extreme groups will not stop there until the words “under God” are completely gone. An article posted online by reporter Eddie Velosa for RYOT news states, “This time, the issue is whether the pledge’s reference to ‘one nation under God’ violates the equal rights amendment of the Commonwealth’s constitution, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of creed.” The prior attempts by this atheist group in Massachusetts has failed, the court has ruled that the pledge does not violate any part of the constitution. Executive director of the American Humanist Association, Roy Speckhardt, says that the addition of the words “under God” is an act of discrimination to the growing minority of Americans who are just fine without a God. Speckhardt also says that is an ongoing act of discrimination in public schools by our government to force teachers to lead the Pledge of Allegiance in classrooms, they say whether they are atheist or

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