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Your Opinion: Pledge of Allegiance should include God

Dear Editor:

How many times do we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Do we ever really listen to the words? How many generations have said it with their hand held over their heart? I pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the United States of America and to the Republic foe which it stands, one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy. It was first used in public schools on Oct. 12, 1892. It was written to represent our nation’s freedom and independence with our hand over our heart. It’s a pledge to our country.

I am upset that some are offended by the mention of God in the pledge. It’s basically what our nation was built on; it’s a symbol of our values and what we can believe in. There are more people that believe in some kind of God in the U.S. then the few people who don’t believe in any God. Honestly we’ve said the original one for years why change it not for the few who have a problem with the pledge.

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