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Thursday, September 15, 2005

WTF is wrong with this?

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

One nation, indivisible.

Doesn't the Pledge flow better without that grafted-in invocation of the Abrahamic deity?

One nation, indivisible.

My husband Richie made an excellent observation yesterday evening. The "under God" part of the Pledge as it stands now, post Cold War, divides the Pledge and divides it unnaturally. It changes the whole meaning and divides what once was indivisible.

We are a divided nation now. We will continue to be a divided nation even if this document was returned to its pre 1954 state. I'm sure the 51% of the nation who wants a theocracy will be hopping mad. I'm sure that if the California decision goes before the Supremes it will be struck down, especially with Roberts as Chief Justice and another Bush batshit crazy right-winger taking Sandra Day O'Connor's seat.

Two nations. Divided. With liberty just as far off.