Remove "under God" from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
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Remove "under God" from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

    1. James Hudspeth
    2. Petition by

      James Hudspeth

      Avondale, United States

All over America schools are forcing their students to "believe" in a God by making them say "one nation under God" in the pledge of allegiance. Schools claim that they don't force students to say the pledge but some teachers do just this. The US pledge should be unbiased in religion. I for one refuse to say this part and risk getting a detention from my teacher. This part of the pledge is against other religions who don't believe in one God or believe in no God. This needs to change! The 1st amendment in the constitution claims freedom of religion, while this is true the pledge is being unconstitutional because of this one statement and needs to be corrected immediately! The pledge should be reverted back to its original saying of just one nation. Try to imagine the single best way to advertise a product or an idea -- or an ideology. Imagine if you could get your product, idea, or ideology advertised on money. Every single American citizen, from cradle to grave, would be forced to see it on an almost daily basis. Well, one organization has been able to do just that -- the Christian church. The Pledge Of Allegiance if not absolutely mandatory is certainly compulsory. It is nothing less than obscene to force children to promise allegiance to a god that they have not chosen to believe in. Again, the US government is stripping parents of their inalienable right to teach their children a specific religion or no religion at all. We the people can change this. We can challenge the constitutionality of this slogan in court, and we can pressure congress to revisit the question. If we support one another and take this issue seriously, yes we can. The Christian church succeeded in altering the US pledge once, well why can't we? 

 

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. 1,300+ signatures!

      James Hudspeth
      Petition Organizer

      We have 1,300+ signatures everyone! Even after a while we are still getting a small stream of signatures daily, but we need even more to even be considered. All you have to do is spread the word. From you're friends to their friends and so on we can do this and get at least 10,000 signatures!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Great Work but we need more!

      James Hudspeth
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Everyone
      It is great that we have 646 signatures as of this moment but in order for us to be seen and heard we need a lot more signatures. I can not be the only one recruiting if this is to happen so i need each and every one of you to share!

    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Jonah Walker NORTH HILLS, CA
      • about 16 hours ago

      There should be a complete separation of church and state in this country. This was added in the days of the Macarthy witch hunts and needs to be abolished.

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    • Carlie Spurlock WICHITA FALLS, TX
      • 3 days ago

      I am a very strong atheist, and I'm going to start standing up by sitting down.

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    • Peter Lenhardt MENLO PARK, CA
      • 8 days ago

      Our Founding Fathers knew exactly the kind of ridiculous stuff that stems from government mixed with religious faith. Get all gods out of government.

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    • Nicholas Bittle FREDERICK, MD
      • 10 days ago

      The "under god" portion of the pledge of allegiance is a violation of the separation of church and state.

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    • Christopher Mc Auley DUBLIN, DUBLIN, IRELAND, IRELAND
      • 10 days ago

      Separation of church and state is what the US was founded on. Having kids say "under God" goes against the "freedom" the US claims to stand for

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