Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Pledge of Allegiance

This subject was brought up by my art teacher actually. We were having a discussion and she asked my opinion on the words "under god" in the pledge. I really honestly don't really care if they are in there or not. Regardless, I do not say those words along with the rest of my classmates. I simply skip over them. Anyway, my art teacher wants those words taken out of the Pledge. Her reason: separation of church and state. Having "under god" in the pledge implies that there is a god. The only problem is that (in my school, at least) saying the pledge in its entirety is not voluntary. Now, I got away with not saying it, but some teachers are rather strict and label kids that refuse to say those words as communists. Yes, communists. I think, after having that conversation with my art teacher, I agree with her. Having god in the pledge of allegiance is not right. Your thoughts?