Link to Petition:
If you visit the official website of The White House at www.whitehouse.gov, you might notice a new interactive feature called We the People—a platform where individuals can create and sign petitions that call for action by the federal government on a range of issues.
According to the We the People website:
The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.
On September 22, a petition was created to “Edit the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the phrase ‘Under God.’” The petition explains:
The Pledge of Allegiance is said every day in schools across America. It is a government sanctioned speech, and should remain neutral in matters of religion. In its current state, it supports the existence of God, which goes against several religions, and supports others. This bias should not be supported by the country according to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
As of this writing, over 16,000 have signed the petition—25,000 signatures are needed by October 22 for the White House to respond.
Sign the petition now to show your support for the removal of ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance by clicking here.
You can also view and sign other petitions including:
- Change the Motto of the United States of America to ‘E Pluribus Unum’
- Stop Federal Funding for the Boy Scouts of America
- End the Military’s Discrimination Against Non-Religious Service Members
Please note: You must be 13 years of age or older to create or sign a petition on WhiteHouse.gov. In order to participate in We the People, users must create a WhiteHouse.gov account and verify their email address.