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Should '...under God..." be officially removed from the National Pledge of Allegiance?
-In schools or otherwise.Keep in mind some history of this detail: The Pledge has been modified four times since its composition in 1892, with the most recent change adding the words "under God" in 1954, by congress, at the acceptance of President Eisenhower. Courts have been going back and forth about the legality of this every since...
No, it should not.
Repeat: Should not.
And I don't care how many times it's been changed, so I'm not likely to "keep that in mind."
No. What would be the reasoning to in the first place? Being politically correct? Who cares. It's been that way for 57 years. Why change now?
There are more objectionable phrases in the pledge than that one. Should one wish to change it again, he really ought to start with the more important words.
The original Pledge of Allegiance did not have the phrase "Under God". It should be removed from the current Pledge because the Pledge is written into US law and the phrase "Under God" clearly violates the US Constitution.
The First Amendment, which guarantees free speech as well as freedom of religion, clearly states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." read more
Thanks for commenting all, here's my two cents:
Attikos- What is the more objectionable phrase?? I'm curious, tell us, don't tease!
Ghost32- nice to meet you, I read your build-a-cabin hubs, you seem like a unique and independent guy...so....why the stout devotion to a religious add-on phrase to something that was meant to be anything but?
OutsideTheLines- interesting name, for someone seemingly conforming to..."what everyone else seems to think is ok" The reasoning? Because times change, laws change, perhaps people want to address and bring up the original intent of the words of the original pledge, not what it was edited to, in a McCarthyistic post-paranoia 50's generation! I ask the question playing devils advocate, to spark conversation, opinions. This is what I got, of course, but, stating things like 'who cares' and what's the reasoning...doesn't contribute much. If you don't care, why comment?
Here are the facts, like them or not-
1)It is illegal...pure and simple:
See my hub link above for more enticing reasons, if you are curious:
http://mobias.hubpages.com/hub/Should-u … Allegiance
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