While Doing a research about religion, and how the government plays an important role, and how it impacts our society; i came across this debate: removing “under God” the Pledge of Allegiance.
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. Schools claim that they don’t force students to say the pledge but some teachers do just this. US pledge should be unbiased in religion. I for one refuse to say this part and risk getting a detention from my teacher. This part of the pledge is against other religions who don’t believe in one God or believe in no God. This needs to change! The 1st amendment in the constitution claims freedom of religion, while this is true the pledge is being unconstitutional because of this one statement and needs to be corrected immediately! The pledge should be reverted back to its original saying of just one nation. Try to imagine the single best way to advertise a product or an idea — or an ideology. Imagine if you could get your product, idea, or ideology advertised on money. Every single American citizen, from cradle to grave, would be forced to see it on an almost daily basis. Well, one organization has been able to do just that — the Christian church. The Pledge Of Allegiance if not absolutely mandatory is certainly compulsory. It is nothing less than obscene to force children to promise allegiance to a god that they have not chosen to believe in. Again, the US government is stripping parents of their inalienable right to teach their children a specific religion or no religion at all. We the people can change this. We can challenge the constitutionality of this slogan in court, and we can pressure congress to revisit the question. If we support one another and take this issue seriously, yes we can. The Christian church succeeded in altering the US pledge once, well why can’t we?
This really caught my attention because not everyone believes in God or has a religion but as a citizen of the United State we are recommended to learn and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Nevertheless in the amendments to the constitution, the first amendment “addresses the rights of freedom of religion (prohibiting Congress from making a law “respecting an establishment” of religion and protecting the right to free exercise of religion), freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition.” Therefore it contradicts our freedom to believe in what we want to believe in. The following is a video click referring to the debate of removing “under God” from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance: