During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President.
Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge:
“We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”Here is the video:
As you probably know, the words "under God" were first added to the pledge in 1954 by Dwight Eisenhower.
Of course this isn't the first time that the Democratic party has removed God from their speeches. During the Democratic National Convention, the left bumbled when they removed all mentions of Jerusalem and God from their platform.
This led to this hilarious non-vote vote:
To be certain, this was not a mistake. This was planned.
We mustn't offend anyone. What will the children think if someone mentions God? Surely this will scar them for lifeReplyDelete
In 1954 congress added "under god" into the constitution because of our countries fear of the communist soviet union, as a country we need to react based on facts, not fears. The federal government has laws regarding religion, they are no allowed to intrude on nor endorse any specific religion (or lack there of), and "under god" goes against that law. Try to look from another persons perspective, how would you feel if the country you lived in proclaimed another deity other than your own in its allegiance? "under Krishna" You and any children (you may or may not have) would be taught this for a young age, it would make you feel like an outsider in your own home country. It doesn't scare the children, it makes everyone who doesn't believe in the Christian god feel like an outsider, even though this country is so diverse.Delete
For real!! Especially when He (supposedly) doesn't exist. HA! Then why does He seem to affect them so? LOL!! You go!! :)Delete
@Mike Sechrist God is NOT a religion, therefore it does NOT go against law. Think of it this way, if you were the Creator, how would you feel if your children declared you not to be the Creator? And then you try to gain sympathy when you intend to change the Pledge of Allegiance by attempting to alienate everyone (since that is YOUR belief)?!? That is rich!!Delete
Shameful. Absolutely shameful.ReplyDelete
Offend anyone? this country was built of god. Ridiculous. This country is heading down hill real fastReplyDelete
What facts do you have to back your claims? I've done my research on the USA's history, and no where have I found that it was built "of god." In fact most history books will tell you it was created with the idea of religious freedom, but as a country in the last 50 or so years that has changed, due to many things; war, depression, etc. As a country were are going through the motions of becoming more excepting but we have are ups and downs.Delete
@Mike, it is understandable why you are speaking the way you are, since you obviously don't know (nor do you care to know) God but whether you know Him or not, He is very much a reality. May He open your eyes.Delete
Amen Rosanna Miller! I love your point of view and I agree with you. God is NOT a religion! Thank you for being a tremendous example to me.Delete
Another sad and pathetic disregard for tradion and the founding beliefs of the country. It is just appaling that everything Obama does is political, it's like he has no core. It was hard to listen to him reciting the oath because we know from the past four years he doesn't believe or do what he says. So the charade continues.ReplyDelete
That isn't the pledge it is the prayer/invocation.ReplyDelete
Well, what a shame! We must burn all the non-believers! The god of the Christians is the one true God! It's my way or the highway! Like it or leave it!ReplyDelete
Hmm. Sounds much like the England the Pilgrims left all those years ago.
Religious freedom means I have the RIGHT to be free from religion. Shove God down your own throat. Stop forcing it onto a country that WAS NOT IN ANY WAY built on a Christian God.
Yes. Couldn't agree with you more.Delete
Yer rite dumbass it wasnt. It's called satan smart one. no country built on rape theft and murder is of what a sane person would call God. and trust me rape theft and murder is the only reason you two are here. Take it how you want cuz ignorance is bliss, but America's showing its true colors. And so are you.Delete
Haha I can really tell you know your bullshit.Delete
The pilgrims left to get away from the Church of England. The pilgrims were Christian Puritans.Delete
I think it is a lie.....the Democrats and Obama are not on a mission to destroy America or religious freedom.ReplyDelete
In 20 years US will be controlled by a one-party-system of government and there will be no more debate about anything, only orders. And this one party will be the republicans. Too bad for the unemployed. You will be cut out; hurt limbs need to be amputated.ReplyDelete
Spoken like a true paranoid scitozophrenic.Delete
who cares if he doesn't believe in god? considering all the various religions that the nations of the world follow and how narrow-minded their religious laws and superstitions make them, i'd sleep better with the objective mind of an atheist president leading the country.ReplyDelete
You don't know anything about any religion mister I die and nothing happens. Yer showing up On football field with a golf club covered in rust. Contributing Nothing to no one. ppl like you say what they hear cuz they don't have first hand experience. dumbass.Delete
I feel the same way, if we had an Atheist or agnostic president decisions would mostly be made based on facts or at least from the understanding that Christianity isn't the only religion in this country. As for the Anon reply above me, more killings are done in the name of a "god" than anything else, I have no ideas as to why people think atheist and agnostics are these horrible people, they live based on what they know and can prove. I know I have this life and I want to live it enjoying every day, and I want everyone to be able to do the same (enjoying every day) I live my life based on that, because of this the nicest people (I mean to the core, not the people who smile at you and then make mean comments behind you back) I've come to find are atheist and agnostics, because what you see is what you get there are no alternative motives no hopes for heaven, we are who we are and we don't fight it.Delete
That is a real shame. But, I am not surprised that the piece of shit obama would do that. He and his administration are not patriots, they are not Christians. obama is a lying, homosexual drug using muslim traitor. Let's ship the idiot back to Africa.ReplyDelete
People keep thinking we started this country under god. Sure, many if not all went to church back in those days, but the fact is is that we decided long ago that we'd separate religion and politics. Which is why we originally didn't have 'under god' in the pledge.ReplyDelete
The reason Obama left it out, as did many Democrats before him, is because they know when to leave religion out of it.
Something that Republicans can't understand.
I'm sorry? The US was formed as an atheist country..ReplyDelete
The under god crap was just anti-soviet propaganda.
No, this is just someone trying to stir up controversy where there is none. This wasn't the Pledge of Allegiance, although a few similar words were used, not was it intended to be. The President didn't say it or order it to be said.ReplyDelete
By the way, no one even considered putting "under God" in the Pledge until after World War II. The minister who originally authored it certainly did not.
It's easy to attack Christians, they won't fight back with anything but words.Now when we are part of the Caliphate ...look out!Delete