The Pledge Should Be Banned Persuasive Essay

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The unconstitutional Pledge should banned.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These are the 31 words millions of children across the United States recite each and every morning as they face the flag and place their hand over their hearts. Most students go through this daily obligation without objection and probably without giving it much thought at all, however that is not true for all students. Many students oppose the pledge for a multitude of reasons, some on philosophical grounds, and others for religious reasons.
This seemingly harmless patriotic citation, symbol of national pride and even unity has caused many people
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Another reason the Pledge of Allegiance should be banned in all public schools in America are that it not only prohibits freedom of speech and free expression of religion, it borderline discriminates against people of different beliefs and religions. If the First Amendment and Establishment Clause approaches continue to fail for atheists and people of different religious groups, a new approach needs to be tried.
In New Jersey the humanists association filed a suit on behalf of an anonymous family claiming that saying the Pledge of Allegiance in schools has violated the Equal Protection Act. The judge heard the case and swiftly ruled against them. The judge brought up the irony that the Humanist Association was relying on the New Jersey Constitution, which itself makes several references to God. The judge also made comments about the merit of the case. He stated, "Subjective feelings...do not and cannot serve as a constitutional litmus test for equal
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