Final-Speech_2(3)

Final-Speech_2(3) - Speech 2 I. Introduction a. Attention...

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Speech 2 I. Introduction a. Attention Getter: i. “The circuit court judges were ‘out of step’ with American tradition… the decision showed the need for ‘commonsense judges who understand that our rights were derived from God.” President George W. Bush ( Newdow v. U.S. congress et. al.: Opinion excerpt 2003) b. Analysis of the opinion in the case of Newdow vs. U.S. Congress by Circuit Judge Alfred T. Goodwin i. This is the only appeal in this particular case where the judgment was in favor of the plaintiff. ii. The vote was 2-1 with Judge Goodwin and Judge Stephen Reinhardt stating the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the Establishment Clause in the 1 st Amendment. ( Newdow v. U.S. congress et. al.: Opinion excerpt 2003) iii. In outrage, the Senate and House passed a statement saying the Ninth District Court’s ruling was wrong. Only 3 members of Congress disagreed with that statement. ( Pledge of Allegiance/Adoption. (in H.R.) HRES459 2003) II. History of the case a. The pledge was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. b. In 1954 Congress passed act allowing the words “under God” to be added to the Pledge of Allegiance. i. Note: This addition was in height of the Cold War. ii. Legislation of the 1954 Act 1. Knight’s of Columbus a. Gettysburg address b. Under God meant to President Lincoln, as used in his Gettysburg address speech, such as ‘with God’s help’ or ‘after God’ ( Geoff Nunberg , UPenn Language log blog) (Nunberg, 2004) c. Newdow’s Case i. “I am an atheist. I don’t believe in God, and every school morning
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Final-Speech_2(3) - Speech 2 I. Introduction a. Attention...

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