The united states pledge of allegiance the pledge of allegiance has been around for a long time, 125 years to be exact but after 1954 , when the words under god were add ed , there were many debates and complaints over the words and if they should be removed or not. A new lawsuit filed on behalf of several atheist plaintiffs argues the phrase in god we trust on us money is unconstitutional, and calls for the government to get rid of it. When asked, should the words 'under god' be removed from or remain in the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america, 85 percent of respondents opted to keep the current wording only 8 percent of those surveyed said it should be removed. The inclusion of the phrase one nation under god in the us pledge of allegiance is considered by some people to violate the constitutional decree of separating church and state court cases have been brought to court since the 1950s, challenging the inclusion of one nation under god.
The secular coalition for america believes the words under god should be removed from the pledge of allegiance (1) 4 usca § 4 (west 2002) (2) see pledge statutes state-by-state document. The reasons stated above are the many laws that the words under god in the pledge violates and there are many more, thus, the words must be removed leave a comment if you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar. All over america schools are forcing their students to believe in a god by making them say one nation under god in the pledge of allegiance.
A march 2004 cnbc poll asked, should the words 'under god' be removed from the pledge of allegiance (that poll is now closed) of the 231,980 responses, 15% said yes and 85% no. Every day, students in classrooms across america recite the pledge of allegiance now, the oath is coming under legal fire from a boston family alleging that the words under god violate the. Thom hartmann debates eric rassbach, deputy general counsel of the becket fund for religious liberty & lead attorney on the pledge case website: wwwbecketfundorg, over the words under god in.
The pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states originated on columbus day, 1893 it contained no reference to almighty god, until in new york city on april 22, 1951, the board of directors of the knights. Specifically, they contend that having the pledge with the words under god recited in their schools effectively conveys a message that persons, like them, who do not believe that the nation. Pepsi did not produce patriotic cans which removed the words under god from the pledge dr pepper produced patriotic cans back in 2001, which removed all but three words from the pledge. The are many different religions practiced throughout this country, and in my opinion, i believe that the words under god should be taken out of the pledge of allegiance. God should remain in the pledge of allegiance one of the most controversial issues, if under god should remain in the pledge, and if children should be required to say it, went to court a few weeks ago.
The original version of the pledge, drafted in 1892, did not include the words 'under god' those words were added to the pledge of allegiance in 1954 at the urging of various christian groups who wanted to tie patriotism with the notion that this is a 'christian country. The inclusion of the words under god in the pledge of allegiance is representative of religion's involvement with the state the words under god in the pledge of allegiance were clearly government sanctioned as the words were added by congress with the sanction of president eisenhower(83rd united states congress 2nd session) when they did this congress, the state, was clearly. Changing the words of the declaration of independence is part of obama's determination to remove everything religious and every mention of god from every aspect of our public life in order to fundamentally transform us from one nation under god into one nation under the federal government, especially the executive branch, with no higher. Support for keeping under god in the pledge of allegiance is popular in america even some atheists, as well as normally staunch defenders of secularism and church/state separation, question whether it's necessary or appropriate to remove under god from the pledge.
In 1953, the roman catholic men's group, the knights of columbus mounted a campaign to add the words under god to the pledge the nation was suffering through the height of the cold war, and the mccarthy communist witch hunt. Louis albert bowman, an attorney from illinois, was the first to suggest the addition of under god to the pledge the national society of the daughters of the american revolution gave him an award of merit as the originator of this idea. Should 'under god' be in the pledge of allegiance debate rages online in this january 23, 2012 file photo, people recite the pledge of allegiance before republican presidential candidate and former speaker of the house newt gingrich speaks during an event at the the river church on in tampa, florida.
Max pozel natalie farr the power of thinking 11 september 2008 why the pledge of allegiance should be revised critical analysis the united states of america and under god are two phrases which have been added to the original pledge of allegiance, published 116 years ago. In 1954, at president dwight d eisenhower's urging, the congress legislated that under god be added, making the pledge read: 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. The words under god in the pledge of allegiance and the phrase in god we trust on the back of a dollar bill haven't been there as long as most americans might think. The pledge of allegiance of the united states has been criticized on several grounds its use in government funded schools has been the most controversial, as critics contend that a government-sanctioned endorsement of religion violates the establishment clause of the first amendment to the us constitution.