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Why God Should be Taken Out of the Pledge of Allegiance Essay

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Every American citizen must show loyalty to our nation, but do they have to show loyalty to “God”? When saying the pledge, one must elicit the words “one nation under God.” This not only contradicts freedom of religion, but it draws attention away from the purpose of pledging loyalty to America.
It’s the Supreme Court’s responsibility to make sure there is an equal chance for fairness. Only the Supreme Court can override the decision to not remove “under God” from the pledge. The Supreme Court also controls the opportunity for this case to even appear before them in court. It’s their responsibility to see that the pledge is without alienation and controversy
When a person becomes an American citizen they are required to take a test. They
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The founding fathers didn’t want this. They didn’t want the United States of America to be a place with a forced religion or a place where one religion controls the political agenda. Belief in God has nothing to do with the loyalty to a country. The nation was not built on a religion ("Opinion: Keeping "Under God" in the Pledge").
So why do we say the pledge? Who created this pledge in the first place? The answer is Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and Christian socialist. He wrote the pledge in 1892 as a pledge to his beloved nation. But even though he was a Baptist preacher, he’s still not the one who put the words “under God” into the declaration. The original pledge was this: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” (Al-Khatib, "History of the Pledge of Allegiance"). So if Bellamy didn’t put “God” into the Pledge, who did?
The men who made the nation’s oath of loyalty so controversial were the board of directors of the Knights of Columbus. On April 22nd, 1951, the Pledge first contained an almighty being. While it would take another three years to officially place the words “one nation under,” into the Pledge, these men paved the way for the controversial insertion, and with the rise of communism outside the U.S., the need for communistic
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