By Ben Rosenfeld
September 19, 2005
It should be the responsibilities
of the family and the child's own choice if they want religion,
not the responsibility of state. That is why we should not have
'under god' in the pledge of allegiance. It is also separation
of church and state that makes it illegal.
Everyday in high school the
pledge of allegiance was told over the intercom, forcing
everyone in the school to hear 'under god', if you believed in
it or not. As a society we are forcing adolescence to believe
in something that they have the right not to believe in.
The statement of "our
nation was founded on these principles," our country was
also built on slavery but we do not see that anymore.
It is every American's right
to believe that there is a god, not a god, or gods, and it is
not the responsibility of the state to tell them what to believe
Washington, DC - USA
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