I actually had some good stuff to say about the unconstitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance today, but then the T1 to my house died, and I had to scramble around fixing it, and then it died again, and I had to scramble further, in the dead of night, to fix it again. And now I’m too tired to think, other than remembering that I’m working a 27-hour shift tomorrow. Oh, well; I’ll just leave you with this history of how “under God” came to be added to the Pledge, and this look at the strange origins of the entirety of the Pledge.


Same thing happened to me! I was on my way home from work all fired up about some e-mails that I received expressing disgust with the ruling —and I couldn’t update.

The “under God” thing has always bothered me. And before anybody gets worked up, realize this: the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t unconstitutional, the Pledge is unconstitutional in its current form.

Return it to its original form, quit mixing God and patriotic loyalty, and be consistent with our founding fathers’ desire to create a country that insures both the freedom of all religions and the freedom from state-endorsed religion.

• Posted by: Shannon on Jun 27, 2002, 9:50 AM

Luckily, my T1 didn’t go down so I did get to say a few words about it.

• Posted by: Jeff on Jun 27, 2002, 3:47 PM
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