Friday, March 19, 2010

Why fight about the Pledge of Allegiance?

3/19/2010--Yesterday, Victor Bernard wrote a thoughtful op-ed in the Post-Gazette, challenging the newspaper's endorsement of the ninth circuit opinion upholding the "under God" language in the Pledge of Allegiance. I have placed a response to him on the Huffinton Post.


  1. Like any oft-repeated slogan, the meaning has long ago been drained out of the phrase.

    Anyhow, as a coercive exercise in group solidarity, reciting the pledge itself is demeaning, with or without references to God.

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