Should “under god” be in the Pledge of Allegience

Across America, citizens have many differing religious standpoints. Despite that, they are all American. The Pledge of Allegiance is recited at events constantly: at high school games, at the beginning of the school day, and various points of the day. Since there are so many different religions in our country, should “under god” be in the Pledge of Allegiance?

Nora Ptacek

“I don’t think that the phrase “under god” should be in the Pledge of Allegiance. I am pretty strong on the separation of church from state. So, historically, the phrase was added during the Cold War because people were freaking out because the communists don’t believe in god or religion, so to elevate the United States about the Soviet Union, the phrase “under god” just as a cold war tactic. In my opinion, I think we should reserve that separation between church and state, and I don’t think that it should be there, especially if it was just a Cold War tactic.”

Jack Usher

“Under god is just the fundamental principle of America. It’s a tradition to have it in [The Pledge of Allegiance]. You could go argue on traditionally, and the fact that people advocate that it shouldn’t be in the Pledge of Allegiance, I just find it simply astounding. I don’t know why anyone would take that view. If you don’t want to say it, you don’t have to say it, but it’s a national symbol, and I don’t think it should be altered in any way.”

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