arma virumque cano (et alia)
Interestingly, the addition of "under God" was authored by a Democratic congressman named Representative Louis C. Rabaut of Michigan and passed by joint resolution of congress in 1954. Even more interesting is that the pledge was written by a Christian Socialist named Francis Bellamy. There was even a special salute that was used during the pledge called the Bellamy salute which was used up till 1942. Take a look at this hauntingly familiar photo and I'll bet you can guess why,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Students_pledging_allegiance_to_the_American_flag_with_the_Bellamy_salute.jpg
Laci, you keep linking things that people here aren't putting together. As a matter of fact, I don't see that we need to be saying a pledge to the flag or anything else under most contexts. But self-defense and property have always been rights, and owning and carrying a gun falls under those two.
Interesting that "under God" was not in the original pledge. Political pndering made it pass.
If that is the case, it would be Democratic political pandering.
Aren't you the clown who said our government is not based on religion? I think a pledge to God is a religious endorsement, that forces people to pledge to God.
I don't recall saying that, though I could be wrong. I'm perfectly fine with government not mentioning God. If someone wants to introduce a resolution removing God from the pledge, I'm ok with that too. I was just contributing this information because LAci seems to have a thing about god, but also seems to follow the progressive party line and I found it ironic that the resolution was authored by a Democrat. Just as ironic that the supposed champions of racial equality were not too long ago, the authors and supporters of discriminatory Jim Crow laws in the south.
And Sarge, since the Pledge of Allegiance came a century after this country was founded, it does not tell us about the nature of our nation in its founding.
Sure, the site lying criminal coward is now saying if a law is made after the Constitution, it's not a law and does not reflect State pushing religion. WOWNext lie.