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Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?

  1. PositronWildhawk profile image77
    PositronWildhawkposted 4 years ago

    Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Yes, people may argue this nation was not founded under God, but there is the proof. Plus it is on our currency as well.

    Of course our forefathers wanted separation between church and state. But, people get this wrong in this day and time. This was to give all people to have the rights to worship freely without concerns of Government interference. Not the other way around.

    1. PositronWildhawk profile image77
      PositronWildhawkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think the government has to stay out of religion altogether, and that means they can't make references to either the existence of a god or lack thereof.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is the sad thinking of "now." Not then when our forefathers really knew how much freedom of religion meant.

    3. M. T. Dremer profile image93
      M. T. Dremerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      'Under god' was added to the pledge in the 1950s. And you're right, the founders wanted people to have the freedom to worship whatever they want. But a pledge that says 'under god' is government interference with personal religion.

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    It is not appropriate to have 'under god' in our pledge of allegiance. The pledge is a patriotic declaration to the United States, not god. It violates the first amendment and forces non-theist families into the role of 'outcast' or 'other'. The only reason it's allowed to continue is because Christianity is still the dominant religion in this country. If the pledge said 'under Allah' people would be marching on Washington until it was changed.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    Yes. This nation was founded, even though some would hate to remember it. Our founders placed that saying on our currency and in our pledge of allegiance because it is our right and their goal to separate church and state so we could have the right to worship and have our own choice of religion. They fled their country so they could worship God in their own way, so this saying is literal.

    1. M. T. Dremer profile image93
      M. T. Dremerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The founders did not place 'in god we trust' on money or 'under god' in the pledge. They were added long after the constitution was written.

    2. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good. We were actually paying attention to what we are founded on.

 
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