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I Pledge allegiance The pledge of allegiance is by definition a solemn swear of allegiance to the United States But recently it has been under attack by some for its use of the phrase one nation under God This case was brought up by an atheist from Sacramento who didnt want his second-grade daughter to have to hear the pledge of allegiance He took it federal court After a self fought case to the Ninth Appellate Court the court ruled that the phrase under God is an endorsement to monotheism thereby in conflict of state and church separation This ruling came at a tough time in America when everyone was still trying to find an answer to September 11 But I do believe this to be the right decision The state-sponsored use of one nation under God is a subtle but intentional endorsement of religion In so doing the government is in breach of the First Amendment to the Constitution The people who are fighting against the Courts decision to ban the phrase seem entirely to forget about the Constitution A senior judge who disagreed with the ruling said there was only a miniscule risk that the use of the phrase under God would bring about a theocracy or suppress someones belief Does something in there sound wrong to you The judge implies the phrase could and would suppress small portions of Americans Thats unacceptable A Harvard professor predicted that the Supreme Court would overturn the decision Our House of Representatives and the Senate were disgusted by the courts decision The senate passed a resolution 99-0 showing support for the pledge of allegiance The lawmakers of the United States are simply playing politics to appease the majority of Americans We put our trust in these peoples hands to represent us and defend the Constitution not to appease constituents who support state-sponsored religious endorsement Our constitutional rights are at stake When a school district requires teachers
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