Changing the Texas Pledge

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

It’s been said since 1933, and most Texans know the words by heart, but starting this school year the Pledge to the Texas flag will be a little different, and school districts are starting to prepare for the changes.

During the last legislative session lawmakers in both the House and the Senate voted to change the Pledge to the Texas Flag.

For 74 years, the pledge has read, “Honor the Texas flag...I pledge allegiance to thee Texas, one and indivisible...”

Now, the phrase “one state under God” will be inserted, changing the end of the pledge to “one state under God, one and indivisible...”

Lawmakers say the change was made to match the pledge to the U.S. Flag which states, “One nation under God...”

They say they don't believe the modification to the 7-decade old tradition will cause a problem. It will just take some getting used to.

"People came to know that we had a state pledge, and so maybe then was a reflection of the last few years. If that is why people started asking, ‘Well, we don't have under God in the state pledge but we do in the national pledge,’” says District 62 Representative Larry Phillips.

The new pledge is not just for school use only. It will be said anywhere the old one was recited, but local school districts have already begun to instruct principals and teachers about the changes.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 at 08:39 AM
    wow... Jeff.. How old are you? nanny nanny boo boo.. whaaaaa? Moron!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 at 08:36 AM
    Jeff yes it was.. go back to history!!
  • by Jeff Location: Denison on Aug 10, 2007 at 07:41 AM
  • by Laurie Location: Leonard on Aug 9, 2007 at 09:17 PM
    This country was founded on God's principals, wasn't it???
  • by me Location: pottsboro on Aug 9, 2007 at 02:41 PM
    i with you Dawn. GO TEXAS. we all need God in our life.
  • by Jeff Location: Denison on Aug 9, 2007 at 02:16 PM
    In the beginning we were "one nation,indivisible,with liberty and justice for all".In 1954 "under god" destroyed the indivisible part.Live your life,let other people live theirs.
  • by Jeff Location: Denison on Aug 9, 2007 at 02:08 PM
    Our country was over 175 years old before the Eisenhower administration,made us "one nation under god".Until you die,you dont have a clue as to who is right.There are billions of people all over the world that feel just as strongly about their gods and millions of people in the USA that disagree with you.Anonymous,you make me sicker,nanny,nanny,!!
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman on Aug 9, 2007 at 11:10 AM
    well lynn, this country wasn't founded on gods.. we were founded on God.. not Buddah or Ganesh or whoever.. God!!! You know one nation under God.. not one nation under Buddah.. give me a break!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    yeah lynn.. it sounds like you live your life under "god." If you did live your life under God, you would not be ashamed to put it in the pledge!! Hypocrits get on my nerves!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:57 AM
    jeff you make me sick!!
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