Knights of Columbus Brief

1223 WordsFeb 16, 20185 Pages
Knights of Columbus Brief If the decision that the district court in California made in this case is reversed, then it is certain that American’s principle rights will indeed be abolished. The fundamental rights of American individuals were indeed created by God, and no one, including any governmental authority, has the right to steal them. The phrase, “under God” informs all citizens of the United States how their rights of liberty were manufactured and who was responsible for distributing them. Also, these words symbolize our nation as a patriotic oath and as a gathering for prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was created by Francis Bellamy and his cousin, Edward Bellamy. It was primarily designed to ensure political, social, and economic liberties for all members of the United States. It even contributes to the significance of civil liberties in the Civil War and the desires that the Federalists and Anti-Federalists were seeking prior to the writing of the Constitution. The Pledge of Allegiance is not the only object that emphasizes the phenomenal powers of God. Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that God has established all citizens with unalienable rights, which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, to say that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional would also be saying that the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. The Declaration of Independence is a valuable piece of work that introduces the personal
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