'The Pledge of Allegiance '
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'The Pledge of Allegiance' was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy and it has became obligatory in many U.S. states to cite this text every morning in educational facilities. This paper examines some of the religious controversies surrounding the 'Pledge of Allegiance', including the use of God's name and the issue of religious freedom.
From the Paper:"In 1937 the Jehovah's Witnesses filed a complaint because they felt that their rights were being violated, specifically the First Amendment. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rejected the complaint based upon the fact that the court felt the state had the right to teach patriotism and that the pledge did not restrain anyone from worshiping God as determined by the First Amendment."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Essex, Nathan L. (2005). School Law and the Public Schools: A practical Guide for Educational Leaders. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.
- Markoff, Steven C.. Select Pros & Cons to the Question: Should the words "under God be in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance?. Retrieved July 14, 2006 from http://www.undergodprocon.org/pop/comflicts.htm
- Russo, Charles J. (2003). The Pledge of Allegiance: Patriotic Duty or Unconstitutional Establishment of Religion?. Retrieved July 14, 2006 from http://asbointl.org/ASBO/files/CCPAGECONTENT/docfilename/0000002875/SBA_July03_article_PledgeOfAllegiance.pdf
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'The Pledge of Allegiance ' (2007, January 29) Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-pledge-of-allegiance-91517/
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