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The Pledge of Allegiance should remain in Public Schools (with the words "under God")

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/1/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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i-am-music08

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The Pledge of Allegiance has recently been misinterpreted as unconstitutional. It has been mistakenly deemed as inappropriate in a public school environment. In truth, the Pledge is important to the history of our country. It serves as a memorial for all of the men and women who dedicated their lives to make the existence of this country possible. The purpose of the Pledge is to remind us of that history and also to reinstate briefly and daily what our rights as United States citizens are. The Pledge is also important because it stands beside the constitution and teaches children respect for their country at an early age. It also addresses the fact that the founding fathers believed in a supreme being, as do many Americans today. The mentioning of the word "God" was not stated to formulate turmoil against the other religions that exist in the United States. Rather, it is mentioned to show reverence and respect for what our founding fathers believed in.
PresadentWalker

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First i will give brief histiry then refute; Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag, was originally written in August, 1892 by an American Baptist minister and active social activist, Francis Bellamy. Congressional sessions open with the recitation of this pledge and is also recited at public events. The short, 15 second Pledge, is a promise or oath of loyalty to the Republic of United States of America. The Pledge was altered several times after 1892. Thus, bringing up in that problem 'under god'.

first amd. -Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, Freedom of Religion, and of assembly; right to petition,
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Not all people in America believe in the same religion, which brings me to this resource.

The United States, which self identified itself as predominantly Christians, with approximately 88% of American adults being Christians in 1954. However, the percentage of Christian population has been plummeting. In a survey conducted by researchers at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and funded by the Lilly Endowment and the Posen Foundation in 1990, the percentage dropped to 86, and in another decades time, the rate dropped even further. By 2008, the percentage of Christians in the US had dropped to 76.

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Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Wait, what? How did you delete my comment?
Posted by i-am-music08 7 years ago
i-am-music08
IFyou don't have anything good to contribute, dont post comments PLEASE show some class
Posted by mattrodstrom 7 years ago
mattrodstrom
"Offensive Comments will be deleted"

So long as we're making predictions:

Pro will lose this debate
Posted by i-am-music08 7 years ago
i-am-music08
Offensive Comments will be deleted
Posted by dogparktom 7 years ago
dogparktom
And don't hold your breath until that happens.
Posted by dogparktom 7 years ago
dogparktom
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the public schools is currently CONSTITUTIONAL. Only when the Supreme Court declares Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4, US Code to be unconstitutional will the version containing "under God" be unconstitutional with finality.
http://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by PresadentWalker 7 years ago
PresadentWalker
my apponent seems to know her knowledge, lets see how far she can go.
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Agree. Too many rounds.
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Nah, not for five rounds.
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