The pledge of allegiance has been brought to court some half a dozen times, on the issue of it being mandatory or not and particularly on the point of the “under god” part (added in 1952, mind you. The pledge of allegiance was first introduced in 1892 by the socialist minister francis bellamy however, the lyrics were altered in 1923, and the words, “the flag of the united states of. Under the pressure of a deadline, bellamy created the following pledge, which didn’t mention the words “under god”: “i pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands—one nation indivisible—with liberty and justice for all. Overview: between 1924 and 1954, the pledge of allegiance was worded: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all in 1954, during the mccarthy era and communism scare, congress passed a bill, which was signed into law, to add the words under god. The words 'under god' were added to the pledge in 1954, to distinguish the united states from other countries practicing 'godless communism' however, the words play a much more significant role in everyday life than was probably meant by the officials who added the words for example, our founding fathers based this country on a relegious support system.
The pledge of allegiance to the flag—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 pledge of allegiance was written at a time when the overwhelming majority of the population was catholic (even though this is still true today, i don't think that's relevant at this point) and it seemed natural to include under god in it. Proponents of including under god in the pledge argue that the united states is a christian nation, at least 80% of americans support the phrase, the language reflects america’s civic culture and is not a religious statement, and federal law, state constitutions, and us currency already contain references to god.
- 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. Pledge of allegiance in school my choice of writing for the rogerian essay is on the topic of the pledge of allegiance in school “in a decision that stunned the nation, a federal appeals court in june ruled that reciting the pledge of allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because the pledge contains the words “under god” “ (chmielewski. Massachusetts’ supreme judicial court – the state’s highest court – will hear arguments today in doe v acton-boxborough regional school district, a case in which an anonymous atheist couple is challenging the use of the phrase “under god” in recitations of the pledge of allegiance in. No, there is no need to take out or substitute the words under god from our pledge of allegiance in fact, the law doesn't even require teachers to force their students to say the pledge if they choose not to. The phrase under god does not make the pledge a prayer some people argue that under god is a form of prayer, and thus it is unconstitutional to have schoolchildren recite it however, a careful reading of the pledge of allegiance reveals that we are not pledging allegiance to god.
Shouldn't the government pledge allegiance to the people rather than the other way around on monday, oct 5, at an elementary school in washington county, ark, the pledge of allegiance is un-american congress inserted the words under god, following an influential sermon by a protestant pastor who argued that the model for the. “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 “the united states of america” was added in 1923 and was placed after the words “my flag (wilde, 47)” “my flag” was deemed too. Reframing the debate over the pledge of allegiance: make god optional to participate in the reciting of the pledge of allegiance recitation of the pledge is a requirement under the laws of. San francisco – an atheist seeking to remove the words under god from the pledge of allegiance and us currency is taking his arguments back to a federal appeals court michael newdow, a. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america andto the republic for which it stands, one nation under god,indivisible, with liberty and justice for all i pledge allegiance to.
Most americans are familiar with the words to the pledge of allegiance, but recently, a commotion has brewed over two words, “under god,” which were added in 1954 to little surprise, “under god” does not have to be spoken. Many are misinterpreting the under god portion of the pledge of allegiance and miscontruing it to mean a highly religious phrase, which it is not now, when taken into overall context, the phrase merely means that america lies under a supreme being/thing/idea which the writers of the constitution did believe in. The pledge of allegiance to the flag: 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, should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
The same anti-communist energy that added “under god” to the pledge also led the country in 1956 to adopt a new motto, “in god we trust,” and subsequent challenges to the pledge’s god language were often entangled with challenges to this motto. A new jersey high school senior has won her case to keep one nation under god in the pledge of allegiance, defeating atheist attacks that sought to strike the language from the pledge.
Arguments against the pledge include that the pledge itself is incompatible with democracy and freedom, the use of the pledge of allegiance has been cited in landmark cases concerning government led prayer within public schools the insertion of the words 'under god' in the pledge of allegiance was cited as one of the literally. The beginning round is the acceptance round, as well as basic statements and points to be addressed during the argument reciting the pledge in public schools with the words under god targets children, and instills them with a monotheistic statement not believed by all americans. In a later case against the practice, an atheist (a quite serious one) complained about the phrase “under god” in the pledge michael newdow was also taking the pledge content quite seriously those two words had been inserted into the text of the pledge in 1954 by an act of congress. If you are going to progress with the thesis statement that donahue suggests removing the phrase under god from the pledge of allegiance, i would make sure that you go back to some of his.