Pledge Of Allegiance Essay

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The Importance of the Pledge of Allegiance Many different opinions are brought up in the decision of whether or not to make the “Pledge of Allegiance” mandatory. In schools all over the country the first thing in the morning kids stand up, face the flag, and put their hand on their heart while they recite the Pledge of Allegiance. This has been a tradition in American schools since 1892 (US History). Some say it violates our freedom of speech or is a violation of church and state, while some say it should not be so much as forced, but an obligation to stand up, and say it in honor of our country. The Pledge of Allegiance should be recited in schools because it shows the unity that all Americans have despite their differences, and respect to the great nation of…show more content…
Liberals believe that God shouldn’t be involved with the United States amendments, or rights. Many people believe that the United States has nothing to do with God, and that God has never been stated in the constitution, or the Declaration of Independence. Well the Liberal side is right. There is no actual word “God” in any of those documents. However in reality, the fathers who wrote the constitution built their structure upon the foundation of Natural Law. Natural Law is defined as: “A body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct” (Microsoft Encarta). To the founders of the United States Declaration of Independence and the constitution, “Natural Law” was defined as the “Laws of the Creator”, the Creator meaning God. Because of this, the government cannot take away our 1st amendment rights to the freedom of speech, freedom of press, and religion. United States citizens have their unalienable rights which are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which the government cannot take away either. So our “creator” in the Declaration of Independence really does mean a

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