Friday, September 16, 2005

Yo!, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton...

Judge: School Pledge Is Unconstitutional,
A federal judge declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional Wednesday in a case brought by the same atheist whose previous battle against the words "under God" was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on procedural grounds.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."

Yet another reason, in a littany of reasons, why we homeschool.

Yo!, Judge Karlton? Stop by my home around 9 a.m. to get a glimpse - actually, an education - in how coercive it is to have children recite the pledge of allegiance and engage in prayer (shudder!).

Perhaps our public schools should just follow the advice of a local radio personality who said that if someone objects to reciting the words "under God," then they should just replace them with "under no one in particular."

1 comment:

Paul said...

Strange, I've always favored 'under Mickey Mouse' myself. Or I guess you could use 'under Allah' if you were feeling particularly contentious. After all, the Supreme Court has said that 'under God' isn't religious, so it shouldn't really cause offense.