Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Pledge of Allegiance Ruled Unconstitutional - Again

No, this is not an old posting.

The Associated Press is reporting that a Federal Judge in San Francisco (where else?) had once again declared the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."

Apparently antiAmerican athiest Michael Newdow has filed suit, again, this time on behalf of three parents, to get the Pledge of Allegiance banned from our public schools. The last time this worm tried this the Supreme Court dismissed the case saying Newdow, who did not have custody of his elementary school aged daugher, lacked standing.

Standing is not all this clown lacks.

I wonder if Judge Lawrence Karlton could quote the exact line from the U.S. Constitution that says school children have the right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God?"

Probably not.

Judge Karlton said he would sign a restraining order preventing Elk Grove Unified, Rio Linda and Elverta Joint Elementary school districts, from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. These are the school districts where the plaintiffs children attend.

Elk Grove Unified is a school district of 55,600 students in 55 different schools, Rio Linda Union District has about 10,000 students in 23 schools, Elverta Joint Elementary School District has 325 students in 2 schools. How many of those 66,000 students are going to feel disenfranchised (there's a word the liberals love to throw around) because one pigheaded lawyer found three stupid parents to tag along with him while he continues to find lunatic fringe Judges to try and force his own narrow minded views on the rest of the United States citizens.

This should be a wake up call to the parents of the 66,000 students in those districts, the school your children attend is under attack.

It may be an extreme measure to take, but what would happen if every parent who disagreed with this ruling and the restraining order to come, pulled their children out of those schools? What would happen if every teacher and administrator who disagreed with this ruling refused to show up for work tomorrow?

Or better yet, what if every student, teacher, and administrator who disagreed with this refused to follow the restraining order. Do the counties that support these 80 schools have the holding cells to arrest over 70,000 people?

Or am I wrong to think that the majority of the people in these school districts are going to disagree with Judge Karlton?

I'm just glad my children attend a parochial private school. They not only start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance, but also with a prayer.

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