Monday, June 20, 2011
Right Raps NBC For Editing Out "Under God" from Pledge
It is perhaps typical of America that it would go berserkers over the omission of that silliest of propositions from the Pledge. First, requiring people to go through a pledge at the beginning of an event is so chauvinist as to be laughable. Second, the phrase was put in just after Eisenhower helped us win a world war. Religious Americans (i.e. almost everyone) were attributing the victory to a deity, by Jingo! (One wag on TV asked why are we so certain "God's on our side" and pointed out, as did Lincoln , "the Rebels claim the same thing.") Finally, the phrase is blatantly unconstitutional because that document's Bill of Rights not only protects the religious against the whims and agendas of other religions, it also protects freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists from having to believe in the first place.
Posted by Jacobus 323 at 3:07 PM