posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 04:33 PM
I have been following this for awhile. The "under God" part was added back in the 50s in part by the Eisenhower administration. I and many others
would say that our "Declaration of Independence" is the only document of its kind that mentions God as an explanation for our peoples will for
The legislation, a priority of social conservatives, passed 260-167. It now goes to the Senate where its future is uncertain.
"We should not and cannot rewrite history to ignore our spiritual heritage," said Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. "It surrounds us. It cries out for our
country to honor God."
Opponents said the legislation, which would bar federal courts from ruling on the constitutional validity of the pledge, would undercut judicial
independence and would deny access to federal courts to religious minorities seeking to defend their rights.
"We are making an all-out assault on the Constitution of the United States which, thank God, will fail," said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
The pledge bill would deny jurisdiction to federal courts, and appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme Court, to decide questions pertaining to the
interpretation or constitutionality of the pledge. State courts could still decide whether the pledge is valid within the state.
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This will always be a topic that makes people boil. Especially when you mix personal religious beliefs with politics. I totally believe that my
religious knowledge dictates how I vote among other things. I don't think the pledge is what it was when I was growing up. I just don't see it being
used in school or church like it used to. I would like to hear from the parents on this board. Do your kids still say it in school?
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