Saturday, March 13, 2010

And to the Sacholes, for which it stands

A 2-1 vote by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals favored to keep the pledge of allegiance in schools for another day.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who said the references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs.

As we recall, this became news back in 2002, when the same legal crew voted in FAVOR of Newdow.

It is a riot to listen to those real Americans over there in Texas and other states that breed high volumes of idiocy who are screaming for Newdow to go live in China or somewhere where freedom of speech is not as much of a luxury as it is here in our fine country.

By now the point should be clear - young, impressionable children don't need the robotic antiquity that is actually something originally written by a socialist in 1892.  Even more true is the fact children don't need to feel they are on the outside looking in because they have to say we are "one nation under god."

Are we "one nation under God"?  Isn't this, constitutionally speaking, the same as saying "one nation under dog?"  Church and state are, generally, separate (despite the common interpretation that the constitution  states there is a separation of Church and State, which is false), and pre-programming children to recite this phrase (the inclusion of God into the Pledge didn't occur until 1954 when President Eisenhower made the edit) should not be a daily procedure in every public school, every day of the school year.

We are a different country in a different era, but this ruling brings us back to a time when communism was our biggest threat, and further polarizes an already polarized world.  To suggest removing God from the pledge would make anyone any less patriotic is retarded logic.  Not every family is held together under principles of God, but yet they do remain faithful to their country as has been proven over time.

So sorry kids, particularly if you were raised to be good Americans, but don't necessarily have the fear of God instilled in your makeup.  You will continue to be an outsider if you protest.   So continue to put your right hand over your heart, and repeat the mantra - because you don't want to be mistaken for the enemy.

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