Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Massachusetts Supreme Court to Challenge the Pledge of Allegiance

When I read stories like this, I'm ashamed of my home state. Not quite the 'Cradle of Liberty' anymore. That time, has long passed:
Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights. 
Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of church and state. In 2004, one case reached the Supreme Court, but ultimately failed, as have all previous challenges.
But the current case before the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, is different because lawyers for the plaintiffs, an anonymous atheist couple, won’t be arguing about federal law but rather that the compulsory recitation of the pledge violates the state’s equal rights laws. They argue that the daily recitation of the pledge is a violation of their guarantee of equal protection under those laws.
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BOSMAN said...

I'm really beginning to HATE ATHEISTS.

If you don't like the Pledge of Allegiance, Don't say it. There's more to it though. They don't want you to say it either. I suppose these TURDS think of it as noise pollution.

Anonymous said...

Yet if we suggest we say 'under Obama' that could be considered Okay? I don't get what the beef is. If you don't like the word, don't flipping say them. Were not forcing any kid to say the pledge. Just stand out of respect.