Jeff Parker God's Oath

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The first amendment of the constitution states “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. This establishment clause was made to create a wall of separation between church and state. The cartoon “God’s Oath” created by artist Jeff Parker is showing how there is religion involved in the government. The artist does so by showing a realistic setting with added emphasized text, expression, and with the use of irony. Many argue that the United States was founded on christian principles but, in the recent years there have been more instances where people challenge religion being used in the government. An example would be the pledge of allegiance that is recited nationwide every morning as school begins. The pledge of allegiance has a line that says as follows “Under God” which ,many people argue is unconstitutional. This particular cartoons portrays a setting in a courtroom where there is a man testifying to challenge the use of the line “under god”. In the cartoon the judge is saying “oh wait...before you can testify how the words under god in the pledge is an unconstitutional sanctioning of religion by government, please place your right hand on this bible and swear that you’ll tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you god”. The artist did to state how there…show more content…
The character of the man testifying showcases the more “politically correct” movement in America. While the judge character showcases how many of the more traditional citizens think about the use of the word “under god”. The political cartoon is about the political issue of religion in the government. Through the use of irony, expression, and emphasizing on text the artist is able to depict his stance that there should be a separation between church and
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