preview

Abolish The Pledge Of Allegiance Essay

Good Essays
Already in today's world Christianity is attacked for just its beliefs alone. Bringing a bible to school is now illegal, speaking of God in a public area is now illegal, and praying in school is also illegal. However, no one expected people to attack the Pledge of Allegiance just because of one phrase, “under God”. Due to people refusing to say the pledge because of “under God”, court cases are arising to attempt to take it out of the pledge and people are suing schools for making there children recite the pledge. Instead of people uniting and not worrying about what the pledge states, people are breaking apart and forming petitions to abolish the phrase from the pledge. Unfortunately Christianity is the only religion being attacked. With all the other religions that deal with a monotheistic worldview, atheists within the United States are only attacking Christianity. As of 1947, there have been 27 court cases dealing with religion in schools, 18 of them going all the way to the Supreme Court. Due to the amount of court…show more content…
Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country. By proclamation of President Benjamin Harrison, the pledge was first used on October 12, 1892. After a few revisions, the newly worded pledge was adopted officially on Flag Day, June 14, 1924. In 1954, Eisenhower reworded the pledge again, stating, “In this way we shall constantly strengthen these spiritual weapons which will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace/war”. President Eisenhower wanted the people to remember the origin of the American government which came up from a religious worldview. Through this President Eisenhower also stated, “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future”. The Pledge of Allegiance was created to form a socialist thought, but ended up bringing unity to America, a Democratic
Get Access