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Gone is any self responsibility, self reliability self sufficiency or self respect. Balch's pledge, which existed contemporaneously with the Bellamy version until the National Flag Conference, read: We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!

In World War II, the salute too much resembled the Nazi salute, so it was changed to keep the right hand over the heart throughout.

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Addition of "under God"[ edit ] "Under God" redirects here. Eisenhower acted on his suggestion the next day and on February 8,Rep.

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They involved the spirit of equality and fraternity. The pledge is fruit from a poison tree. Charles Oakman R - Mich.

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It was originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, Dedicated to social issues, he donated all rights of the musical setting to the U. And as a result, Americans do not really know their country, what its founding principles are, what their rights are and alternately what their responsibilites are. Charles Oakman R - Mich. That moral ground is what in the past, has made America what she once was. So, I am going to give this 4 stars as I believe the Pledge did instill in me a loyalty to what America is all about and that I am responsible. Gobitis , ruled that students in public schools, including the respondents in that case— Jehovah's Witnesses who considered the flag salute to be idolatry —could be compelled to swear the Pledge. Gone is any self responsibility, self reliability self sufficiency or self respect. Recital[ edit ] Congressional sessions open with the recital of the Pledge, as do many government meetings at local levels, and meetings held by many private organizations. Anonymous in Reston, are you ashamed to put your name with your negative comments? As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity [17] but decided against it, knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans. One country, one language and one flag. The magazine profited from flag sales leading up to the event. What we need to remember when we pledge to our flag, and place our hands over our hearts, is that America has always been viewed as "one nation under God". One writer is correct when she says that our allegiance is not to our goverment but rather to one another, in the faith that God, however you know or seek him, will hold all of us to a higher moral ground.

I don't care who he was, the author Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute. Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans.

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For the book, see Under God book. He responded enthusiastically to Docherty in a conversation following the service. Although not all manuscript versions of the Gettysburg Address contain the words "under God"all the reporters' transcripts of the speech as delivered do, as perhaps Lincoln may have deviated from his prepared text and inserted the phrase when he said "that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom.

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Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America