Monday, September 19, 2005

The Pledge

The Topeka Capitol Journal ran an editorial today on the Pledge of Allegiance decision.

The Board said,

"Atheist Michael Newdow has every right to petition the court to protest the inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

And we have every right to our opinion that Newdow's protest is ridiculous.

. . .

In upholding a Virginia law requiring that public schools lead daily Pledge of Allegiance recitation, that ruling said the pledge is a patriotic exercise, not a religious affirmation similar to a prayer.

The words "under God" are a comfort to many, but a threat to no one."

Congressman Ryun has voted for legislation
to protect the Pledge from activist judges in California. It is time to pass it.