The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, but he didn't use the phrase "under God'.Â This is how the Pledge, intended by Bellamy to be used by residents of any country, was written:Â Â
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
The Pledge was later revised to in 1923 to read:
Â "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Â But still, the words "under God" were not added. It wouldn't be until 1954 with the help of the Knights of Columbus and President Eisenhower (who not so long before was a Jehovah's Witness) convinced Congress to make the changes from which our current Pledge of Allegiance was created.Â
What was so important about the two words "under" and "God"?Â What were the intentions of the Knights of Columbus and President Eisenhower?Â They felt that those words would keep us humble and would be a representation of the American way.Â Â Â Â
That was 1954. I wasn't born yet, but I guess for the majority of Americans, Christianity and God was the American way of life.Â But what about now?Â Most Americans, I would guess, are patriotic, and would like to remain as such.Â However, Christianity isn't the religion for all Americans now, and therefore any form of it shouldn't be the sole representation of our country as a whole.Â Isn't it time to make changes again, so that all Americans can feel united by our flag?Â After all, God wasn't supposed to be in the Pledge in the first place.Â Â