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Friday, August 8, 2014

Should the Pledge have been changed?

When the Pledge of Allegiance was created it did not contain the words, under God". Therefore, the entirety  of the Pledge was altered  when the words were added. The Pledge was written in 1892. It was not until 1954 that the additional words were added. For 62 years, the Pledge allowed Americans of ALL beliefs to proudly make a statement of allegiance to this great country. The Pledge without those two words, was sufficient to get us through WW I & II and the Great Depression. 

However, now, the original and completely satisfactory Pledge has been altered and made a point of controversy. If it had never been changed, then ALL Americans could still proudly make a statement of allegiance to the USA without compromising who they are and what they believe. 

I am sure Christians feel the Pledge was enhanced with these words, but many disagree. Given that was never necessary to change this Pledge, it is unfortunate that one group in America has hijacked the Pledge that was meant for all citizens.

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