A great share to those that argue “Under God” is within the pledge.
I am a tolerant individual. I love hearing people’s beliefs until they start trying to erase fact and history to coincide with their belief. You cannot erase a historic fact just because you don’t want to agree with it. The United States of America is NOT a Christian Nation and was never to be a Christian Nation.
“Amendment 1 – FREEDOM OF RELIGION, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
We are free to express or not express any religious beliefs. Our country was supposed to be the tolerant one. Promoting the land of the free and home of the brave.
Regarding the Pledge of allegiance:
Original Text: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Text AFTER 1954: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I am an American Citizen. I will say the ORIGINAL pledge of allegiance.