Pro: Should God be used in the Pledge of Allegiance?

In the Pledge of Allegiance the phrase, “under God” does not promote or endorse any religion; rather it acknowledges the fact that our country was founded by men who held a belief and used it to help form the constitution.

Secularists like Dr. Michael Newdow, whose daughter attends a public school argued to the Supreme Court in March that the pledge violates his daughter’s First Amendment rights by endorsing religion and forcing her to embrace a belief in God.

An admitted atheist, Newdow says his daughter should not have to recite “under God” in her public school.

Newdow’s ultimate goal is to make the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools illegal This June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Newdow admits that his daughter and her mother believe the phrase “under God” should stay in the Pledge, and that no one in public schools is forced to say “under god” or even recite it.

What’s ironic is Newdow is using the very amendment, which protects our freedom of religious expression as a tool to banish it from our society.

Regardless of the fact that a recent AP poll showed 87 percent of all Americans believe the words “under God” should be included in the Pledge.

It would be deplorable if the Supreme Court allows itself and Newdow’s own daughter to be exploited in order to impose a personal and secular agenda onto the American public.