Thursday, December 19, 2013
An Unequal Pledge
An anonymous family from Massachusetts is challenging the words "under God" in the pledge of allegiance in the state's highest court. The family, though they will probably lose due to the stubbornness of people about how mention of God isn't religious at all and it's just a traditional and patriotic word (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) or how America is a Christian nation (it's not, just to clarify), has recognized that their child can skip over the words when reciting the pledge. They are not challenging it on a First Amendment violation though. They are challenging that since the words "under God" have been ruled as patriotic, a violation of the equal protection clause in the Massachusetts Constitution has arisen, making believers more patriotic than non-believers. The article is here.