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"Under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance: Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate (yes) or should it be eliminated (no)?

"Under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance: Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate (yes) or should it be eliminated (no)?
  • This is America

    Our country was founded upon this pledge, changing it would be like changing The National Anthem. You may have your opinion on whether or not "Under God" should be removed, but don't try to make it a big deal. It may be part of something you say for school but it doesn't mean you have to forever be bound to it till death.

  • There is nothing wrong with it.

    Separation of church and state has gone too far. The atheist viewpoint is just one religion. They however have taken their beliefs above all others. They want to eliminate all religion even they are only a small minority. They can simply ignore these words if they hear them. Words do nothing to a person who is an atheist.

  • Founded by God Fearers

    Our country was founded by men who believed in God. Our forefathers were God worshiping,
    God fearing people. All of this country's great documents were established with God in them.
    Back in those days,most people still believed in a living God and counted on Him for everything. Not true today.

  • Exclusion of Citizens

    There are an incredible amount of diverse beliefs in the US, and the US government's job is to respect and serve all of them. The words "under god" imply two things. One that God is assumed to be believed in by all Americans, and thus should be in their pledge, which is obviously a false assumption. Second is that there is only one God, which ignores believers in polytheistic religions, which again excludes people from the pledge of allegiance. When religious groups are excluded from the pledge of allegiance to a country, it has the potential to alienate those excluded, which is the opposite of the goal of the pledge. Thus, while personally pledges should be under anything the individual believes in to bind them to that pledge (ie the President swearing in on a bible), and national pledge should be as inclusive as possible.

  • 1st Amendment, People!

    Separation of church and state is sooooo not applied in the Pledge it isn't even funny. No matter if atheists are the minority. No one should be forced to pledge themselves to a god while they also pledge themselves to a country. If god and country are now connected, you can find me moving from America to France or something.


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