ONE NATION UNDER WHO?

Yes, once again, American tradition is under assault. I guess I should say that it is still under assault. As most know, the Pledge of Allegiance to our very flag has been ruled ‘unconstitutional’ by a single lone judge in a suit brought by another atheist who seems to feel he knows best for all.

 

Our original pledge did not contain the words, “Under God,” it was added by Congress in 1954. This seems to be how the phrase is being assaulted today, it having been added.

 

Two little harmless words seem to have stirred a strong controversy, not unlike Madeleine Murray O’Hare’s suit ended reciting the Lord’s Prayer in schools every morning. Both decisions leave our country worse off, in my opinion.

 

First off, God is not a name, it’s a title. We all recognize it as meaning the God of Christianity, but so what? If anyone believes in the Bible, check back and you will find that this God, Jehovah, Yahweh, Yehowah, or YHWH, is the same God recognized by Jews and Muslims as well. All 3, Christians, Jews and Muslims, are descendants of Abraham. This is the God of Abraham. Regardless of what we may think his name is, the three largest religions in the world worship the same God, albeit differently.

 

This matters little to an atheist, though. They are offended that children are required to recite this and may grow to adulthood believing in a Supreme Being and Power. The main problem here is that according to our Supreme Court, in a ruling handed down during WW2, brought by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, no child is required to recite it and no school may require them to recite it. As in the case of JW children, they merely stand respectfully while others choose to recite it, no fuss, no muss.

 

This also seems to matter little to an atheist, it’s the mention of God that offends their delicate senses. Well, search as hard as I may, I cannot find a single mention anywhere within our constitution that says citizens are not to be offended and are Constitutionally protected from being offended. It’s called life and I suggest they learn to deal with it. We all are offended several times a day and we have to deal with it and eventually, get over it. Just because you don’t believe in something doesn’t mean no one else may believe it or express their belief publicly.

 

And what of ‘tolerance?’ Isn’t it those from the leftist circles always bragging about how ‘tolerant’ they are compared to us on the right? We have to be tolerant to all their decadent whims, but they don’t need to show tolerance to others religious beliefs? It would appear that they are not the ‘tolerant’ ones they think they are.

 

Whether they like it or not, our country was indeed founded on Christian principles and some mention of God may be found in the State Constitutions of every single state within our union. The First Amendment does not force anyone to accept or worship a God; it just says Congress will not endorse any religion as a State Religion. With this move by Atheist and Secular Humanists, which are both considered religions as well, Courts are now endorsing their religious views over others.

 

These same cretins claim Government may not include God in any manner and attack our schools, since they are public and taxpayer funded. Sorry, but schools are not the government, they are supposed to be learning institutions for our children to get a free education. Why judges cannot see this escapes me, but schools have become little more than Liberal indoctrination centers today. In the ever-expanding quagmire of Political Correctness, our schools will not stand up for what they are and most take the PC nonsense to extreme measures. Christmas parties have given way to Solstice parties, or winter harvest. Kwanzaa, that long lived celebration of something originating from the mid sixties, seems to have survived the PC guillotine, though. And now, at least in one circuit, our Pledge of Allegiance is ruled unconstitutional due to mentioning God and in the PC quest to satisfy one moron.

 

Long ago, January 1969, Red Skelton, a comedian well known on TV, explained the Pledge very succinctly, word by word. Towards the end of his presentation, he said, “Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance… UNDER GOD.    Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?” How prophetic he was to ever think this could happen, but happen it has, unless the Supreme Court overturns the decision. If it does, I fear this will not stop the atheists and Human secularists hell-bent on bringing down the traditional America we have all known and loved for so many years.

In closing, I must also say I find this entire effort at banning God in our Pledge hypocritical. Why, you ask? These same cretins who are so offended and worrisome that mentioning God in our pledge, have no problem handling and obtaining just as much US money as they can, which all carry the phrase, “In God We Trust!” If the mention of God is so offensive to them, shouldn’t they also refrain from accepting or using money that also mentions God?

 

I think so.

 

Lew

 

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