Skip to comments.‘Under God’ at issue
Posted on 02/13/2012 5:46:33 AM PST by massmike
Acton,Ma. - This morning, Superior Court Judge Jane Haggerty is scheduled to hear arguments in Doe vs. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. The case, brought by an Acton family, asks the court to order Acton schools to remove the phrase under God from the Pledge of Allegiance.
The plaintiffs, who call themselves the Does to protect their identity, are atheists albeit not particularly courageous ones, as they attempt to remain anonymous in their lack of belief.
The Doe case is only the most recent example of the abuse of our legal system by plaintiffs who seek to cleanse society of anything that might offend.
In January, a California doctor of the Sikh faith sued Jay Leno, claiming that the comedian hurt his feelings by displaying a picture of an enormous Sikh temple and describing it as Mitt Romneys summer home. Like the Does, the California doctor claims discrimination.
Closer to home, a Cambridge resident recently filed a lawsuit claiming that the state seal, depicting a proud Native American under a sword, is offensive to native peoples. To compensate for the mental anguish caused by the emblem, the Cambridge activist seeks wait for it $24 million! Nothing like $24 million to heal hurt feelings.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
If "the People" are not independently endowed by the Creator, then neither do the people possess the authority to give their consent for representative government. This is the fundamental definition of "just" government: it is one that governs at the consent of the people. If our rights are extended to us via the good graces of government and not by "the Creator,. . just government is doomed. . .we are doomed.
“Under God was added to the Pledge at the behest of the Knights of Columbus. This guy’s head would really explode if he knew what we add to the end of the Pledge at our meetings.
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