The Pledge of Allegiance controversy continues

Destiny Souze, Reporter

The Pledge of Allegiance has quite the controversy surrounding it. It was originally written for a children’s magazine as a celebratory piece for the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of Columbus. The original version, written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, has been changed multiple times. The current verse states “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.”  With the phrase “under God,” it is frowned upon in many schools.

Some, however, still think it should be said as they believe it’s an honor to our troops. Others disagree and say that the students don’t understand what they’re saying when reciting it. In some cases where students refuse to recite it they receive hate from their peers; this scares many people especially parents.

It is rumored that the pledge is to be changed and once again said, while these rumors have yet to be confirmed the internet is already fighting about it. Will you stand for the pledge if it is bought back?