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In God We Trust

International University Com 112 Cyndy Woods, Ph.D. March 19, 2006 There has been a great deal of debate since the United States of America became a nation over whether America's current motto, "In God We Trust", and the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance are considered a violation of the first amendment. The first amendment says that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…" (U.S. Constitution, Retrieved from Cornell Law School) Over the years the phrase "separation...

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Patriotism in the Community

How Can I Show My Patriotism In My Community? When I hear the word patriotism I automatically have an image in my head of soldiers saluting a flag or a group standing to say the pledge of allegience. To be honest I usually do not think of ALL the ways we can show our patriotism. There are many oppportunities put in front of us daily to show the honor we feel from being a citizen of the United States. Being a citizen grants us many freedoms that most other countries to not offer to their residents...

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Fraternity Hazing Is Deadly

occurring, and more intervention from college administrators. <br> <br>Stories of hazing incidents are all too common in the news media today. It would not be out of the ordinary, upon opening the newspaper, to read the testimony of some fraternity pledges "'We were taken to a deserted park and blindfolded...We sat on our knees for an hour. Then they began slapping us on the back of our necks, real hard, and then they started pouring hot wax down our back'" (Milloy CL). Also, an article stating that...

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American Idiot

1. This essay suggests that an "American Idiot" is a person that relies on the media and gives into emotional tactics. For example, someone who pledges allegiance before they understand much of anything about America. It is somebody who just does what everybody else is doing. 2. An example of contextual analysis is when you were describing the cover of the album and how the music within inspired your emotions. "Widely considered one of the best anti-war protests of 2004, the album came...

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Lynda Barry – The Sanctuary of School

that picture board and asked to students to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Reading Closely 1. School was the place where Lynda was noticed and her teachers including the janitor; they all loved her. 2. Her parents did not care what their children said, so for her it was the same; talking and not talking. 3. That was the life she wanted to see her life in. 4. She wants to show how children say the Pledge of Allegiance faithfully and country does not appreciate, support children and...

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Problem facing Education

certification.  27). Trying to maintain a "normal" family relationship.  28). Trying to raise children properly, morally and with politeness.  29). Maintaining an older vehicle as new models are non-affordable.  30). Not being able to mention God, say the Pledge of Allegience nor anything religious sounding. Source: Experiences from growing up, getting a degreee and teaching. ...

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Supporting the Pledge of Allegiance

I believe in the importance of supporting the Pledge of Allegiance in our schools for several reasons. Our flag defines our national identity as the United States of America; it promotes respect for our country, and reminds our youth of our country’s struggle to become a nation. In the first place, we are identified as the United States of America throughout the world by our stars and stripes. Our identity is known throughout the world because of our willingness to give of ourselves. The United...

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The Pledge: A Controversy

The Pledge: A Controversy During the time of World War II, when war was erupting in Europe and Asia, the United States was trying to create ways in which to unite its occupants by instilling a sense of nationalism and patriotism in the minds of fellow Americans. Two important court cases that have helped shape our society today arose as a result of this because of the injustices caused by some of the established regulations. The case of Minersville School District v. Gobitis successfully illustrates...

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Should Students Be Forced to Say the Pledge of Allegiance

A Forced Pledge Elementary school children begin every school day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, in which they promise loyalty to the United States of America. As students progress to their high school years, they let go of this practice, and with good reason. High-school students cannot be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because it infringes on their rights of free speech and does not attain its desired goal of instilling national pride. The fact that an individual is in school...

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