''Dont Say The Pledge''

by olivertrudeau on September 10, 2015 - 6:05pm

Just recently, the people at the American Humanist Association started a campaign to boycott the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America. The reason being that the words "under God" are evoked in the text. The AHA sustains the boycott with the following arguments: The Pledge affirmes that we are “one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”.

The people at AHA establish that this is contradictory because liberty means the right to act and speak freely no matter what one’s faith or philosophy may be. And Justice, of course, means equal rights for all, regardless of whether or not we believe in a a certain religion or practice. I for one, am in accordance with this campaign, considering America's (cough. cough. The South's) troublesome history with minorities.

Tensions between textbook white and Christian Americans with Islam in and out of the country have brought complications to the well-being of certain minorities in the US. Having to commit to this Christian-favored ''anthem'' symbolizes superiority over equality. However, is it safe to say America bypassing this injustice would not be far-fetched considering their overall character as a country?