What a great country, if I didnt feel like saying the
Pledge I didnt have to do it.
On June 26 a San Francisco court ruled that the term
God was unconstitutional. The case was brought to the
courts attention when Dr. Micheal Newdow, felt that his
daughters rights were being violated every time she had
to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
As an alumna of a tolerant grade school, I cant help
but wonder why this child wasnt given the right to say
no to the Pledge. Resistance to the Pledge- already
illegal- would be a sure indication to any parent that a schools
policy needs to be examined and that students there should be
given the right to abstain.
I recognize that Dr. Newdow doesnt want his daughter
exposed to religions that are not her own, and that is his right.
He must then see to it that he educates his child on his familys
beliefs to better prepare his child when she is confronted with
Yet, it is also his duty to make sure that the rights of others
are not infringed upon in this process. When you delete God
from the Pledge, you take away the choice all together.
I do regret abstaining from the Pledge as a child, and I take
advantage of the opportunities to recite it today. But now,
my right to say the Pledge that I have come to know is no more.
Its nice to know that the mother of the young girl agrees
with me. In fact, her mother feels her daughter is perfectly
fine saying the pledge. Which makes me wonder if this
is a court battle or a custody battle?