Pledge Of Allegiance

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One Nation Under God. Any American citizen grew up standing for the Pledge of Allegiance everyday at school. Each year I would have someone in my class complain about being expected to stand up for the pledge because of the religion based line in it. “... one nation under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all. ” I remember a time in elementary school when the Pledge of Allegiance came on the announcements and a student was sitting down, while the rest of us were standing up saying the Pledge of Allegiance. While our faces were smiling, his face was contorted in anger and when the teacher had asked him to stand up he chose to argue with her. While, the Pledge of Allegiance is an everyday occurrence, and most people are being discriminated for not standing up, people have a say in whether they stand or sit. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy. The original saying was “ I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” In 1923 the saying “ the flag of the united states” was…show more content…
Instead, preachers and politicians point to the language to validate their views that those who don’t believe in God don’t belong. On June 14, 2004, the U.S Supreme Court viewed a case in which Michael A. Newdow, an atheist, took the Elk Grove school district to court. His daughter who is a student at the elementary school recites the Pledge everyday along with all the rest of the students. Because the Pledge contains the words “under God,” he views the School District’s policy as a religious conditioning of his child, that violates the 1st amendment. This case ended up going to court 3 times. Eight of the nine justices voted for the school district and zero went against the school district. The ninth justice Antonin Scalia did not participate in this

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