Did you know that in South Carolina it is ILLEGAL to have the words
“I Believe”, or even a cross on your license plate? What ever happened
to freedom of religion? Adam Lambert, runner up of American Idol last
year, can stand on stage at the 2009 American Music Award show and kiss
another guy, and yet we can't express our religion. What kind of
freedom is that? Is our world beginning to say “Do what you want, it
doesn’t matter?” Have we all forgotten what this country was founded
on? Have we all forgotten that the reason this country was even formed
was so that we may have freedom of religion?
Whatever happened to “One nation under God?” We all know the
pledge. We listen to it daily at school, but we don't understand the
meaning. "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." Here’s what this means:
I promise to be true to the symbol of our country and each state that
has joined to make our country where the people choose others to make
laws “of, by and for” the people. A single country united together that
can't be split into parts, a country under God with freedom and
fairness for each person. That is what it really means.
People are so judgmental it's ridiculous! You're not supposed to be
judgmental. Now don't get me wrong, nobody is perfect, but at least
give the person a chance. Just because they may be a different race
than you, or hang out with different kind of people than you do doesn't
mean you may not even like the person. For all you know, they could
become your new, life-long friend.
Prejudice is just as wrong. It separates us as a community, a
state, and a country. Like I stated earlier, there’s a part in the
pledge that says “one nation, under God, indivisible..” That means for
us to be one single country, under God, that cannot be split into
parts. Does that sound like our country at the current moment? I think
not. I think that what our country needs is Jesus. We all need him.
Through him all things are possible, and without him all else fails.
That is one nation under God. This, our country now, is not.
The Pledge Of Allegiance is like a promise, and so far we haven't
kept that promise. I think it is time to start keeping that promise.
Without God nothing is going to go as you planned. Even with God things
won't always go as YOU planned, but how GOD plans. Don't blame him for
how the economy is now, because we haven't allowed him to have anything
to do with it. We have been in control, and look where it has gotten
us. If you don't believe that this country needs God, then look around.
If you say you need proof that this country needs God, look around. We
need God everywhere, especially in schools. We need to start keeping
our promise. "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."