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When we read the constitution it states our rights to exercise religion and free speech I feel the Pledge is a good thing to say It shows that you support our country When I stand and say the Pledge my heart starts to beat fast I think of all of my relatives that have fought in the wars and all that have given their lives to give our country freedom The Pledge dates back 110 years ago A man by the name of Francis Bellamy wrote it in August of 1892 Bellamy was a minister Bellamy believed the middle class should have an economy with equality social and political for all On October 12 1892 12 million children read the Pledge to our flag That was the beginning of our Pledge World Book4 Although Francis Bellamy originally wrote the Pledge it was changed over time His original version went as follows I pledge Allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for allBaer1 A couple of years after the pledge was written there were several groups that adjusted the Pledge to their liking The groups were the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution From the original copy they changed my flag to the flag of the United States Baer1 In 1954 the Knights of Columbus added under God to the pledge Baer1 Congress starts out their sessions with the same statement God save the United States and the honorable court When judges are sworn in they have to say so help me God Even our money is printed In God we Trust Capital Hill5 These symbols all have God in them and are used by everyone in the world Just because something has the word God written or stamped on it does not mean that you stop using it During an informal survey the general population support reciting the
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