In retrospect, it almost seems prophetic that only one day after Supreme Court nominee John Roberts stated in his confirmation hearings that a judge should not legislate from the bench (I paraphrase), another judge did just that. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that saying the pledge in public schools is unconstitutional - primarily because of the phrase "under God.".
Maybe he was trying to get his last ups before the rules started getting enforced again. Because, what is actually unconstitutional is a judge making a law, which is what this man did. It's ridiculous. It's abhorrent. Fortunately...it also won't stand! The line has finally been crossed...brace yourselves for the storm about to hit. The people of this country will not let this ruling survive. It's one thing to take away their homes...that's bad enough. It's another thing to take away their right to publicly affirm their belief in God. Ultra left-wing liberal fanaticism and societal mass-intimidation has just peaked, my friends, and I'd say it's days are now numbered.
We need the extremes in this country, both left and right, because they help us maintain our focus. Most of what we have regarding laws are the products of hard-fought compromise. I remember a friend in 7th grade who wouldn't say the pledge because he was a Jehovah's witness. Fine - that was his choice and right. At least he stood out of respect for the rest of us.
Please read my posting from December 15, 2004. What's old is new again!
Oh, and I hope Michael Newdow got paid in chickens or something for his legal services, because I'd hate to offend his sensibilities by forcing him to take money emblazoned with such a blatantly coercive slogan as "In God We Trust."