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    Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    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."
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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 those who I agree with!!!!!!!

    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."
    Sorry NP, but I had to change it, because as you are aware, "good" is subjective.

    Edit: Plus, I got to use this cool stikethrough code...
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Indoctrination is ok when it's christians doing it!
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Good guys....HA.

    I don't have a problem with the "under God" part of the Allegiance even though it wasn't inserted into the pledge till much later. But I do think that the majority opinion that the Pledge is somehow a uniting force is complete BS. It's a dumb ass thing you have to say as a kid and if you really analyze it is rather fascist. I don't pledge allegiance to the flag. The government damned well pledge allegiance to me and hold up my rights; otherwise it's my right and duty to get rid of it.
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Indoctrination is ok when it's christians doing it!
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Indoctrination is ok when it's christians doing it!
    Using the term "God" is not distinct to Christianity, nor was the name Jesus, or any other Biblical figure used in our founding documents.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Indoctrination is ok when it's christians doing it!
    Because the pledge specifically notes "Under our Christian god," or because Christians are the only ones who believe in god?
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    The guy who brought this suit is a clown seeking attention. The Court ought to make him pay for all the money wasted in this charade. Bankrupt the fool and that will put an end to him being an attention-whore



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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.
    Name one Biblical figure used in our founding documents.

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

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    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."
    Did you know that "under God" was not added to the pledge until the 1950's?
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