The Pledge of Allegiance is offensive to many people, for many different reasons. Some religious groups take exception to the idea of taking an oath of loyalty to a government. Atheist citizens are bothered by the Pledge of Allegiance because it requires people to swear an oath in part to “God”, a religious character that [...]
Americans who support freedom of religion believe that it ought to be the decision of parents whether to introduce their children into religious rituals. This week, Barack Obama said that he doesn’t agree with that. Obama believes that the federal government, not parents, should decide when American children will proclaim religious oaths. [...]
Last year, 15 Republicans in the House of Representatives did their darndest to stop kids at public schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, Republicans opposed the speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance.
These Republicans issued a threat in their bill, H.R. 6783: if a school mandates or even just permits the Pledge of [...]
Under the cult proposed by the GOP platform, the deity to be worshipped would be the state itself. The nation of the United States of America would be elevated to the status of a god. [...]
Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. [...]
I want to thank J. Clifford for pointing me to Sarah Palin’s responses to the 2006 Eagle Forum Questionnaire. My eyebrows hit the high mark when I read this passage:
Question: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
Sarah Palin: Not on your life. If [...]