Ick! You think we're not a theocracy?

After a court ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance containing the phrase "under God" (added in 1954) is unconstitutional, our elected leaders all rushed to proclaim their support for God:

House members gathered on the front steps of the Capitol to recite the Pledge of Allegiance en masse. The Senate unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by its Democratic and Republican leaders that expressed support for the reference to God in the pledge, and instructed the Senate's legal counsel to intervene in the case. The vote was 99 to 0, with Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) absent.

When the phrase "Under God" was added in 1954, Eisenhower said the change was being made "to recognize a Supreme Being" and advance religion at a time "when the government was publicly inveighing against atheistic communism".

The reaction to the ruling was sickening. This is not a Christian nation; it is a melting pot. That's what makes America great - our diversity. Get religious dogma out of our institutions now!!!

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Published on June 27, 2002 12:32 AM.

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