When I was in grade school everyday before class started we all stood and said 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”. Never would i think that schools are not saying this anymore because of religious beliefs.I mean we was founded under Christianity and even back when I was younger if you were not Christian and you did not want to say it you simply sat in your seat. I really do not understand why would the schools punish the kids that believe in this not be able to say it because the word God is in it. I feel that is not right. Many people is taking this a little to over the top in opinion.
“God help, I’m so lost!” If you listen carefully, this is a common thought that is heard throughout many schools in the nation. Is this thought appropriate? The following statement clearly shows that the law allows students and adults to practice religion, but at the same time be respective of others and their beliefs even if they do believe or if they don’t. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment, The Constitution of the United States). Prayer is not normally permitted as a scheduled part of classroom activities, because it would result in the violation of the principle of church-state separation, which has been defined by court interpretations of the 1st Amendment to the U.S, Constitution. The separation principle is extended to Public school as an arm of the government, with an exception which can be permitted if, during the school year, a mixture of prayers, statements, etc are delivered, using material ive received from a number of different religions and secular sources. So far, this has never been tried in a school or ruled upon by a court. I think that people need to stop being so crazy and taking this over the top. Because if you think about it our history has alot of things dealing with religion in it. So what next people is going to want to take these things out of history books.