Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools is Ruled Unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton in Sacramento

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge’s reference to one nation “under God” violates school children’s right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.” The judge has granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court. Karlton said he was […]

President Bush, Sr.: “It is the Sacred principles enshrined in the UN Charter to which we will henceforth pledge our allegiance.”

President George HW Bush, addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations, Feb. 1, 1992: “It is the Sacred principles enshrined in the UN Charter to which we will henceforth pledge our allegiance.” THE CONSTITUTION VS. THE U.N. CHARTER by Luis Stradling No person can be loyal to the Constitution for the United States and […]

The Words ‘Under God’ Are Added to the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America

February 7 is a notable historical day for the acknowledgment of God in modern America: it is the day that a sermon was preached before President Dwight D. Eisenhower, suggesting that the words “under God” be added to the pledge. The sermon was preached by the Rev. George M. Docherty, pastor of New York Avenue […]

The Pledge of Allegiance is Born when a Boston Magazine Published the Words for Youth to Repeat on Columbus Day

The Boston based “The Youth’s Companion” magazine published a few words for students to repeat on Columbus Day that year. Written by Francis Bellamy, the circulation manager and native of Rome, New York, and reprinted on thousands of leaflets, was sent out to public schools across the country. On October 12, 1892, the quadricentennial of […]