All Blog Posts Tagged 'pledge' (6)

59 years ago Today "Under God" was ADDED to the US pledge of allegiance.

The schoolroom staple didn't originally include "under God," even though it was created by an ordained minister

By Jeffrey Owen Jones Smithsonian magazine, November 2003, 

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Added by Dan on June 14, 2013 at 3:52pm — 13 Comments

Pledge of Allegiance problem in school

Hiya. My name is Ash...

I go to a high school  in the state of Georgia, and I am currently taking AP US History.

I do not say the pledge, and I do not stand.

I do not say it because I know America is not "under God" and I know there is not "liberty and justice for all."

I choose not to stand because I don't want to stand for a country, that I believe, does not stand for me.

I have not stood for the pledge since 8th grade, and I'm currently in 11th. I have never had any…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 7:43am — 34 Comments

One Nation Under Ignorance

I decided to do a survey on Facebook to see how people felt about 1) the phrase 'Under God' being removed from the Pledge, and 2) creationism being taught in schools. 

 

Here are the two questions I asked:

 

1. Should 'under God' be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?

2. Should creationism be taught in public schools?

Both answers should include why or why not, not simply yes or no.

 

Here are some of the answers I…

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Added by Merlin Mercer on June 14, 2011 at 12:57am — 5 Comments

I Pledge Allegiance...

I caught this on NPR today.




Not only did I learn a new term, "Hapax Legomenon" (which means a word or phrase used only once in a written record or language) but about how the pledge of allegiance was meant as, according to the 9th circuit court of appeals, a


"Proud…
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Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm — 5 Comments

[UPDATED] Thousands of Tax Payer Dollars to Add Engraving to Capitol Visitor Center

How irresponsible and wasteful! No matter which side of the political teater-totter you sit on, most of us aren't happy with the current financial situation; both in the economy and in the government. I'm no financial whiz, but I know that right now the government should not be spending thousands (or more likely tens of thousands) of dollars of tax payer money to add a few engravings to the United States Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) (… Continue

Added by Johnny on July 15, 2009 at 11:41am — 9 Comments

"Under God" and Compulsory Unity

[From Bloc Raisonneur]



Radley Balko at the Agitator and Jason Kuznicki at Positive Liberty wonder at the wisdom of Michael Newdow and other atheists' attempts to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Their beef? Per Balko:

Seems to me that the real problem here—whether you’re atheist, agnostic, or devout—is the idea that we’re forcing school…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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