Yes, the “under God” portion of the Pledge of Allegiance was inserted during the Red Scare. And the origin of the rest of the pledge is suspect, too. But itâ€™s a stretch to claim that asking schoolkids to recite the pledge (and not forcing them to say “under God”) is a “coercive requirement to affirm God,” as U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled Wednesday. Nonetheless, here is hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court â€” likely led by John Roberts â€” will resolve this dispute and not dismiss the challenge on a technicality, as it did with an earlier case.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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