...one nation under God

How very poetic that exactly fifty years after the words "under God" were added to the pledge they are affirmed by the US Supreme Court.  An atheist that attempted to use his daughter to have "under God" removed went down in defeat today.

Also ironic is the fact that Michael Newdow's daughter did not even agree with her father's opinion.  The US Supreme Court did not hear the case as they dismissed it because Newdow did not have legal standing.  Newdow is divorced and he is not the custodial parent of his daughter.

Just think... a man that has law and medical degrees and is purported to be an ordained minister can't even take on a fight in his own name.  His decision to hide behind his daughter's identity most likely cost him having the court even argue the case.

Newdow sued Congress, President Bush and others to have the words "under God" removed from the pledge.  He has stated that he will continue to fight, as he believes the pledge is unconstitutional.

The next chapter in this story should be very interesting.  Let's see if Newdow can stand up and fight for himself this time.

Mike Meehan
ETCM(SS) USNR (Retired)
Webmaster - Good Ones from Mike
June 14, 2004

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

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