Wednesday, October 15, 2003

A New Classroom Ritual? 

speakingcorpse writes:

I don't understand why we have to have a controversy about the pledge of allegiance. Couldn't we just choose an early-morning classroom ritual that all Americans can agree on? Something that is so close to the national heart that it can almost go without saying? I propose the following:

"Fuck God. Fuck the Troops. Fuck America."

Supreme Court to Consider Case on 'Under God' in Pledge to Flag

October 15, 2003

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 - The Supreme Court added the Pledge of
Allegiance to the docket for its new term on Tuesday,
agreeing to consider whether public schools violate the
Constitution by requiring teachers to lead their classes in
pledging allegiance to the flag of "one nation under God."

The justices, who begin their daily sessions with heads
bowed as the marshal intones "God save the United States
and this honorable court," accepted a case that, like the
affirmative action and gay rights cases of the last term,
places the court at the center of a public controversy.
Justice Antonin Scalia, who has made clear his view that
the pledge is constitutional, will not participate, raising
the possibility of a 4-to-4 tie.


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