Pledge Of Allegiance

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In the recent years there has been an issue between religion and patriotism in the United States. The issue is being caused by the a phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance, the phrase is “ Under God”. There are some people who say that it does violate the 1st amendment by their freedom of speech and religion and that they are being forced to say the pledge. The other side states that it doesn't and that people are taking the meaning the wrong way. Also when you start to read the complaints that are said on this issue you would start to wonder and ask are people using religion as an excuse to not to say the Pledge of Allegiance and does it have merit? There have been incidents and people who explain how the phrase violates people's rights to speak…show more content…
On "What Does the Pledge of Allegiance Mean? HomeSchool Pool." it states “For those who say this phrase in the Pledge (some don’t) God may mean different things to different people. There are many different people who have different beliefs in our country. This phrase is intended to show that a higher power blesses or looks positively on the type of place the United States is.” The source is saying that the phrase “Under God” is meant to show that the United States is a place that cares about people’s beliefs. As the National Anthem states “Land of the Free” we have the freedom to have your own beliefs and not stand if you want to. David Hudson, a First Amendment scholar, states in his article “Pledge of Allegiance” that “In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a resurgence of patriotism has swept the nation. Public schools have helped fuel this patriotic zeal by placing an increased emphasis on the pledge.” That was the first day since Pearl Harbor that the United States was attacked and everyone was scared and angry that is happened and wanted retaliation so Americans looked to Patriotism. Standing up and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance shows that we Americans are not afraid and that we stand tall against a threat. In a way you can compare the terrorist attacks and Pledge of allegiance to Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. For example, the Who's are the Americans, Whoville is New York, The Christmas tree is the Twin Towers, the Grinch is the Terrorist, and the song the Who's sing around the broken Christmas tree is the Pledge of Allegiance. When the planes crashed into the Twin Towers it was the most horrific event in American history and after the attack the Pledge was used as a way to bring everyone together and raise patriotism in a country that needs it. In comparing 9/11 to the How the Grinch

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