The pledge of allegiance?
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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Francis Bellamy is the author of the Pledge of Allegiance. It was published on September 8, 1892. It had such an impact onAmerica that the pledge was born. Francis Bellamy (1…855 - 1931), aBaptist minister, wrote the original Pledge in August 1892. He wasa Christian Socialist. In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas ofhis first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialistutopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897). Francis Bellamy wrote the orignial pledge in 1892 It read: "IPledge Allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands,one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." In 1923the words "my flag" were changed to "the Flag of the United Statesof America." The words "Under God" were added to the pledge in1954.
the pledge if allegiance is a way to symbolize the way that we respect our countrywith loyalty, devotion, and faithfullness.
Yes, Barack Obama says the Pledge of Allegiance often, since the US Senate starts every session with the Pledge. There is a YouTube video showing Obama leading the Senate in r…eciting the Pledge of Allegiance (with his hand to his heart), and there are pictures showing Obama holding his hand to his heart for the Pledge on other occasions. This confusion was the result of a picture showing Obama standing without his hand to his heart, next to two other candidates who are holding their hands to their heart. But the photo's caption is incorrect, they are not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but rather standing for the National Anthem (which can be verified by watching a YouTube video of the event). This was during an informal, outdoor event for Democratic candidates. Although protocol suggests that the hand should be held to the heart during the National Anthem, observing any sporting event will show that only some Americans do so. But regardless of hand placement, most Americans stand respectfully during the National Anthem, which is what Obama was doing in that photograph. When his aides were asked about this, they replied that sometimes Obama puts his hand to his heart during the Anthem, and other times he does not.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855-1931), a Baptist minister. The original words were: . I Pledge Allegiance to my Flag and the Republic f…or which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . This was changed and "America" was added a year later. Then in 1923 the words "my Flag" were changed to "the Flag of the United States." It was once again changed in 1951 with the addition of "under God." Still, for a better understanding of the total history, read and follow the below. . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated below this answer box.
who wrote the pledge of allegiance
I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for a…ll. I think that's it...
In the year of 1892. Thanks 7th Grade Social Studies. =)
No, Francis Bellemy did in 1892
because it is a symbol to America
what is the pledge of allegiance about
Most do. Except, most don't say the "under God" phrase.
Of course all Americans say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag ofthe United States of America. That is a way in which we offer ourconfirmation of honor, respect and grateful…ness to the flag of theUnited States of America, and for all for which she stands. More Information: The saying of the Pledge of Allegiance is not universal among "allAmericans." Jehovah's Witnesses do not say the Pledge of Allegiancebut instead stand at polite attention. They believe that the Pledgegoes beyond a mere statement of respect but entails idolatry of theflag and country, which the Bible condemns. The Bible has manyscriptures condemning idolatry, (eg. Ex. 20:4; Lev. 19:21; Isaiah135:15-18) The Pledge of Allegiance became an issue with Jehovah's Witnessesleading up to and during the Second Word War. In the face ofincreasing conflict around the world, many states enacted flagsalute requirements. On June 3, 1935, Joseph Franklin Rutherfordthe President of The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society stated inan interview at a Witness convention that to salute an earthlyemblem, ascribing salvation to it; was unfaithfulness to God. Hestated that he would not do it. While this was not yet a writtendoctrine, individual families began making conscientious decisionsto refuse to pledge the flag. The Witnesses' refusal to pledge,coupled with their refusal to serve in the military or to supportin the war effort in any way, raised the ire of the Americanpublic. Their refusal would put them in the forefront of the fightfor religious freedoms in America. In late 1935, Witness Walter Gobitas' two children--Lilian, 12, andBilly, 10--were expelled from school in Minersville, Pa., becausethey refused to pledge the flag. The ensuing court battle led tothe Supreme Court ruling of Gobitis vs. Minersville SchoolDistrict (1940) that the secular interests of the schooldistrict in fostering national patriotism overrode those ofreligious freedom. (The error in the family's name was due to aclerical error.) Pennsylvania's state flag salute was a secularpolicy enacted to encourage patriotism among school children andthat the state's interest in "national cohesion" was "inferior tonone in the hierarchy of legal issues". It was further stated thatthe proper place to make changes was through voting, not throughthe courts. The irony of this decision would not have been lost onthe Witnesses since they refused to vote. By the end of 1940, theAmerican Civil Liberties Union estimated that 1500 Witnesses hadbeen assaulted in 335 different attacks. Only three years later, the Supreme Court was to reverse itself in West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette (1943) .(Again, the last name of the family would be misspelled--Barnette,instead of Barnett.) This time, the court would hold that Witnesschildren could not be forced to pledge the flag. More importantly,school boards could not punish them or their parents for theirrefusal. Furthermore, they rejected the idea that legislatures,rather than the courts, were the proper place to address questionsof religious liberty. Justice Robert Jackson wrote, "The verypurpose of a Bill of Rights was to draw certain subjectsfrom...beyond the reach of majorities and officials and toestablish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts.One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a freepress, freedom of worship and assembly, may not be submitted tovote; they depend on the outcome of no elections." The court didnot shy away from the similarities in this case and the enforcednationalism abroad. "Those who begin in coercive elimination ofdissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters," Jacksonwrote.
Yes, because it is a symbol of Patriotism, rather than of religion. An important point here is that, instead of the plots, schemes,control and conspiracies often attributed t…o "the Jews", it hasbeen a Jewish principle throughout the exile that Jews are faithfulto whatever country they find themselves in, and the laws of thelocal government are the Jews' laws (with the exception that if astate passes laws against its Jewish population - i.e. like theNazis or Czarist Russia, Jews need not follow THOSE laws). So theJewish community does indeed, without reservation, promise fidelityto its state, or in other words, "... pledge allegiance ... to therepublic ...". In the US case especially, Jews are very proud to beUS citizens since the see the United States as the first country tohave guaranteed Jews equal citizenship regardless of the fact thatthey were not the dominant state religion.
They're called "Jews" not "Hebrews," and yes, American Jews do saythe pledge of allegiance, unless it's against their politicalviews. Jews who are citizens of other countries …have no reason topledge their allegiance to the flag of the USA.