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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    The way I see it is, if you don't want to say "under God" when you recite the pledge, then don't say it. No one will arrest you. If you don't want to recite the pledge altogether, then don't recite the pledge. (Only a P.O.S. prick-person would make an issue of that.)

    But goddammit, there are millions and millions of us out here that stand and say it proudly and we will always include the words "under God,"

    Why do people have to go and nit pick little bull**** things that, at the end of the day, don't mean **** to a tree.

    I don't need a court to uphold or strikedown what I can or cannot say when I make my pledges. For a moderate conservative, I can be pretty liberal, socially, but on bull**** issues like this, I just wanna strangle those whiney ass liberal types who think they should decide what I do or do not say when, or if, I recite the pledge. Nit-pickin' bastards. Back the **** off. Don't tread on me. **** 'em.
    People started including it into the Pledge in the 1800's. However, it wasn't officially added to the Pledge until the 50's. Why did it have to be "officially" added at all? That's my point. It should be something that people put in if they feel like it, which is how it had been up until the 50's.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Only people who crave attention would put up a fight against something like this.

    Offended by "under God"? Really? Get a life.

    Who sits around and thinks up this ****?
    Probably a very similar set of people as those who have to put "god" into everything.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by OKgrannie View Post
    Have you ever heard a schoolteacher say, "Those of you who WANT to say the Pledge of Allegiance please stand?"
    Well, actually...

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Don't forget they have to spend money too,think of how many kids have been converted because of "In God We Trust" on our money.
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Yes! Sometimes I stay awake at night pondering whether we can blame the entire existence of modern religion on our currency and its suggestive messages.

    At times I feel compelled to take a stand... to educate the masses... to challenge this great injustice in our courts!

    Then I remember I have a life. And a job. And a clue.
    Yet I'm quite sure you guys would think differently if we changed it to "under Allah".

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    But it does not designate any specific religion. That was HIS argument.
    But it does exclude certain religions. Such as those who worship multiple gods or worship goddesses.

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Well, the other great thing about America is if you don't want to say The Pledge of Allegiance, you don't have to.
    As an adult, sure. As a child, however, we were (and mostly they still are) fascistly forced to recite it.

    Would be a non-issue if no one were forced to recite it. Such is not the case.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    The ironic part is that the pledge was written by a socialist and, "under God", was added by a Liberal Democrat. And, who bitches about it the most?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Well, I can't speak for everyone. For myself, I see it as returning the Pledge to it's original form. I don't see how religion has anything to do with showing one's loyalty to the US. I could see their point if it was originally in the Pledge, but it wasn't.
    I don't doubt that's your reason. It just seemed like you were speaking in a general sense and I know for a fact there are many that dislike it specifically due to their distaste/hatred for religion

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    One for the good guys!!!!!!!



    Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance - Yahoo! News


    By TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press Writer Terence Chea, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 18 mins ago


    SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency, rejecting arguments on Thursday that the phrases violate the separation of church and state.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who claimed the references to God disrespect his religious beliefs.

    "The Pledge is constitutional," Judge Carlos Bea wrote for the majority in the 2-1 ruling. "The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our Republic was founded."
    What you really meant was 'ONE FOR THE CHRISTIANS!'.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    What you really meant was 'ONE FOR THE CHRISTIANS!'.
    And the Muslims, too. They believe in God. That makes it politically correct, therefore, beyond question.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    If "under god" in the pledge is indoctrination, it sure is a piss poor one. Even the UK, which is way more liberal than us, sings "God save the Queen." They get 4 versus of that, we only get 2 words in our pledge....yea, we are soooo indoctrinating people.
    It's a part of the inculcation that goes on with children in our country. Christians have slipped their religious symbolism into every corner of society and it's so ubiquitous that rooting it out will take many generations.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Using the term "God" is not distinct to Christianity, nor was the name Jesus, or any other Biblical figure used in our founding documents.
    That is COMPLETELY disingenuous and you know it. That reveals you as intellectually dishonest.

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