"My eyes! The goggles do nothing!"
While I wouldn't weep to see those words disappear from the pledge, it's not a big deal to me. I don't feel oppressed by their presence. To me, it's just one more example of how the US accomodates atheists...
Now I'm even more perplexed about the removal of the cross from my county seal....
No need to be - the court didn't rule on the merits of the case. It just decided that since Newdow wasn't the custodial parent he didn't have standing to sue in the first place.
They left untouched the question of whether or not the phrase should be in there. For another day, I guess...
I did read that Rehnquist, Thomas and O’Connor in a concurring opinion agreeing that Mr. also argued that the phrase “Under God” in the pledge is constitutional.
I look forward to reading the opinions.
Well here's my take on the words "under g*d". I think that it should go.