September 15, 2005
Now we get to go back to the whole "under God" thing in the Pledge of Allegiance. Now the sky is falling and the Godless commies are going to overrun us because schoolkids don't say the word "God" in school. I get kind of sick of the righteous chest thumping that this issues brings out. Hey, the Country just got clobbered by worst natural disaster ever, so maybe our efforts to suck up to God aren't working. I say toss God to make the Pledge sound better. The Pledge now reads funny because of the God clause was stuck into it after the fact in the 1950's. "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Some people try and stick extra commas in there, some don't and the whole rhythm of the pledge gets thrown off. "One Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" is much smoother. The whole thing is going to grind away in the courts for years anyway.