House Resolution to Amend U.S. Constitution on Pledge of Allegiance

House Resolution to Amend U.S. Constitution on Pledge of Allegiance


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United States Representative Lucas from Oklahoma introduces House Joint Resolution 27 which would add an amendment to the United States Constitution asserting that it is not "an establishment of religion for teachers in public school to recite, or to lead willing students in the recitation of" the Pledge of Allegiance when it contains the phrase "under God."

This is essentially an admission that the Constitution, as it stands, does not permit such recitation. If it did, it wouldn't be necessary to amend the document to make such a guarantee. This then undermines the claims of so many conservative Christians the phrase "under God" in no way "establishes" any religion and thus does not violate the First Amendment.

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