Unconstitutional Pledge - It's true. The 9th Circuit court ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional (when children are coerced into saying it in schools). It that darned "under God" part.
Sadly, it's unlikely that this decision will stand. Why do people want to coerce children to say this pledge? It's certainly not good for religion. It means that I have to tell my children all about how the majority religionists are going to do their darndest to try to get you to say you believe the same things they believe. In this land of freedoms it makes the religionists the adversaries in the minds of atheist children. That's a great way to build a disgruntled future generation, isn't it?
These people have no foresight. Besides, it's just plain rude and disrespectful to make people take such a pledge. But rudeness and disrespect are things we have in abundance nowadays.Posted by James at June 27, 2002 9:12 AM