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The Pledge of Allegiance: Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled today that recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schoolrooms is an unconstitutional union of church and state. The problem is the phrase, "one nation, under God." Judge Alfred Goodwin compared this phrase with the similarly distasteful "one nation, under no God," and I have to say I agree with him. In fact, and I didn't know this, the "under God" bit was only added in 1954, sixty-two years after the pledge was written. Perhaps a return to the original wording would be acceptable. But what's to become of "In God we trust?"

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