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September 6, 2011

Pledge of Allegiance

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Ok, I keep seeing posts on Facebook about the Pledge of Allegiance: about how it's not said in school, how different companies, products, and organizations, should be boycotted because they do not want to include the words "under god." I have a few thoughts on that.

Yes, I love my country, however, I do not believe in the Christian god. The words imply that everyone in America follows one god when, in fact, Americans and immigrants alike, do not follow one god and, in fact, it is a protected right in America to have freedom of religion. Did you know the Pledge of Allegiance didn't include the words "under god" until 1954? The original pledge also didn't include the words, "United States of America". It was originally written as so, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I think people instead of focusing on what is being left out, should go back and say the whole pledge as it was originally written. I see it, don't you? It says "one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," not "one nation divided over religion, with no liberty unless you're a Christian."

In all fairness, this nation is no longer the nation it was when it was formed. It is now a mixture of many different peoples, nationalities, and religions. We are now a nation of many gods, or lack there of.

For more reading and info go to the following links
Clause of the First Amendment
First Amendment-Free Exercise of Religion
Monotheism
Americas Creed(Does Not Mention God

It states in the Declaration of Independence that "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights," it says their Creator, not God.

Oh, well everyone is entitled to their own opinion and this is simply mine. I think we should take out the words "Under God" and go back to the original pledge where we are again one nation, indivisible. Just because it says, "under god" doesn't mean we have to say it, and that's a freedom we are entitled to just as much as you are entitled to your freedoms.

You are free to boycott, but think about what you are really boycotting. Are you boycotting the freedom of religion, or in this case a lack of it?

6 comments:

  1. It should be "one nation divided over religion, with no liberty unless you're a Christian, and no justice unless you can afford it and make the laws yourself because you're a control freak."

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  2. I hope you don't think we evolved from monkeys. lol

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  3. Yo white girl, YOU SICK. Anyway u believe in fairies so LMAO! Vote for me 2012.

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  4. Come up with an original thought.

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  5. Also if you are not even smart enough to realize what the saying "I do believe in fairies" means then I highly doubt a single intelligent original thought will ever cross your lips. So go back to being the lamb you are, and follow the rest of the flock.

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