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Francis Bellamy wrote the original Pledge in 1892. He was a preacher, teacher and associate editor for a magazine called ‘’Youth’s Companion.” The Pledge was printed in the magazine and leaflets were sent out to schools. On the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, millions of students recited the Pledge while saluting the U.S. flag. In 1942, Congress adopted the Pledge and in 1954 a resolution was passed adding to the Pledge the words “under God.” Americans were keenly aware of the imperialistic threats of atheistic communism. Our hope for continued liberty and justice was to remain under the protection, power and providence of God. In signing the act of Congress adding the words “under God” President Eisenhower gave this explanation:
“From this day forward the millions of school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.
“To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country’s true meaning.
“Especially is this meaningful as we regard today’s world. Over the globe, mankind has been cruelly torn by violence and brutality and, by millions, deadened in mind and soul by a materialistic philosophy of life. Man everywhere is appalled by the prospect of atomic war.
“In this somber setting, this law and its effects today have profound meaning. In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and in war.”
 What a clear, powerful, and defining statement! Yet on June 26, 2002, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase “under God” violates the First Amendment’s prohibition of government sponsorship of religion. Newsweek writes, “Courts from Alabama to Pittsburgh already display the Ten Commandments. Pending cases ask are they celebrating the rule of law or endorsing belief?” President Bush voiced his disagreement with the Ninth Circuit Court and observed that the U.S. Constitution states that our rights come from God.
While supporting the 1954 edition of the Pledge of Allegiance, we must also recognize the sinful state of America. Not only would our founders be appalled by the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling, but they would once again lead a revolution against this country’s ungodly school system and the revisionist lies being propagated in textbooks today.
 On September 11, 2001, this nation was jolted from its morning routine into shocking horror- stunned beyond imagination by such murderous violation. Across the land came a renewed pledge to patriotism and prayer. Many saw the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as an attack upon America. The Stars and Stripes were abundantly displayed and prayers were lifted across this land as well as around the world. We give tribute to all who so heroically rose to meet the extreme. Yet, the enemy is still among us and desires to destroy us. Most who read these words understand who that enemy is and recognize the seriousness of the hour. One year after 9-11 America’s godless entertainment industry continues to spew forth its vile, even flaunting it upon the decks of our military vessels for the world to see. Many religions view this nation as materialistic and ungodly. Some call the “U.S.” the infidel. Then, after 9-11, our judges rule against God. Has the true concept of God, prayer and holiness been suppressed from this generation? Do we have no understanding of the great price paid to establish this nation, let alone what is needed for its preservation? The historical context and purpose are gone. Now, the close of 2012 brought the heart-breaking loss of precious little ones in America’s deadliest elementary school shooting.  Newtown, Connecticut and countless onlookers cried together, “Where was God?”  Sadly, He was an onlooker, as well, of the sin that continuously thrusts Him out of the schoolroom. An elementary child was required to remove “God” from her Veteran’s Day poem, yet, now, they seem confused as to where God is in crisis. Mark it down, America, as shocking and horrible as 9-11 and the Newtown Massacre were, unless genuine repentance and revival comes to this land, the ominous cloud of judgment shall soon deliver a torrent of woe yet unknown to man. The enemy is among us. George Washington and many founders stated clearly if you are undermining the faith and moral foundation of this country, you are not a patriot.