Thursday, September 15, 2005

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools is now Unconstitutional

Here is a short article from the website thisiswhatibelieve.com. Someone sent this article to my e-mail. Check it out.

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge’s reference to one nation “under God” violates school children’s right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.”

Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools.


The Pledge of Allegiance doesn’t bother me. What bothers me are minuscule groups of stupid people so fucking uptight they have to waste thousands of dollars and hours in U.S. Courts when all they have to do is tell their kids – who probably have no idea what’s going on in the first place – simply not to recite two simple words.

And what’s with this “coercive requirement to affirm God” bullshit. There is no law saying that children have to recite that part of the pledge. That’s not good enough for some busy-body jerkoffs however, and they have to tie up the courts with bullshit like this. Not only that, but then they go and ruin it for the multitudes of other people who have no problem with the pledge; not to mention the good portion of those people who appreciate the Pledge of Allegiance and want their kids to recite it.

In fact, I love the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s fucking right I do. It’s patriotic and it reminds us of all the freedoms we’re given as citizens of this fine country. I try not to get too political here, but I’m very involved in politics in my daily life and sometimes bullshit like this just gets to me.

In summation: It’s two words you obsessive, nosy, obtrusive, self-important, cockwads. Instead of making a federal case out of it, just tell your kids not to say those two words. And for shit’s sake, get a hobby instead of flipping out over every little thing. I suggest you take up something like finding new and effective ways to keep your pinheads out of your dumbasses.

UPDATE: Here is a link to a very good article regarding this post. Also, it is profanity free!

11 comments:

drunkbh said...

The separation of church and state.... And they wonder why Columbine happened.

morbid misanthrope said...

drunkbh - I could go on for days about the separation of church and state. I'm not a religious fanatic, but I am a proponent of free speech and following the Constitution. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say "separation of church and state." It merely states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Notice the last part, "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Justin said...

I'm not saying I disagree with you, but as a Paraprofessional Educator working in a California public school, I can see where some people may get the wrong impression.

Technically speaking, you do not have to recite the pledge of allegiance. The pledge is only to recognize the sovereignty of the United States. The proper thing to to do is to respect the flag by remaining silent, looking at the flag, and by holding your hands behind your back. You can either say the pledge in its entirety (because not doing so is disrespectful) or you should not say it at all.

The big debate here is over the "under God" being used in the public school setting. A public school is supposed to remain as neutral as possible in terms of religion. So, as you said Paul, the parents who took this case to court feel that no one should be allowed to say those two simple words instead of intelligently asking their children to remain respectful. Who are they to demand what everyone should be doing or recognizing anyway?

The sad part is that the parents may be totally unaware of even those simple rules of etiquette when it comes to the flag.

morbid misanthrope said...

justin - Well articulated response.

It's been a long time since I've been in a school. I was never told that it was disrespectful to recite the pledge partially. To me, saying nothing seems much more disrespectful than eliminating two words.

Now, if it were up to me, people would recite the Pledge of Allegiance in its entirety regardless of their personal beliefs simply as a sign of respect and gratitude for all America has done for them. I don't think that's a lot to ask.

badgerbob said...

It's that strange Berkeley way of thinking.

morbid misanthrope said...

badgerbob - Very true, or as they say in the ghetto, true dat, yo. Hey, maybe now I'll get some street cred.

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Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
When you repeated me
Take advantage of me
The only thought I get of you sickens me
Everybody knows your fate
You’re everything I fucking hate
And I’m everything that you could never be
You pull me down
And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
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And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
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You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
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(fuck you)
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You pull me down
And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
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Even if you justify
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And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
When you repeated me
Take advantage of me
The only thought I get of you sickens me
Everybody knows your fate
You’re everything I fucking hate
And I’m everything that you could never be
You pull me down
And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
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You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
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And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’
‘cause I fucking hate you
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And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
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morbid misanthrope said...

osamahatesu - Very immature...not to mention poorly written.

Willow said...

What a long-winded bastard!

I wrote a rant too, but mine was a short one about atheists. Why it has disappeared while this rant gets posted remains a mystery to me.

morbid misanthrope said...

willow - Yeah, that guy is a tool. I'm going to have to start just deleting his shit before long.

I'd like to read your rant about atheists; I too have written many a rant about these people.

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