Keeping God In Pledge of Allegiance Faces New Legal Attack on America’s Soul

  America’s heartland must fight to keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Fifty-nine years ago young children all across America walked into their respective schoolrooms and with pride bursting in their young chests they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a new and deeper meaning reflected in the addition to this pledge because the words “under God” were inserted to read, in full, “one nation under God.”

Since that momentous year millions of elementary school students all across America have recited this pledge – some hoping that their teacher will select them to stand in front of the classroom to proudly lead the recitation. Yet deep within the hardened hearts of some in America – led by infamous atheists like Madalyn Murray O’Hair – a concerted effort began to tear God away from children in public schools.

That effort has been renewed by an atheist couple in Massachusetts. They are attacking the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance’s “under God” phrase. They claim in their Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case that, the words are exclusionary to their atheist children and violate their kids’ rights under the Equal Rights Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution.

One has to understand the full dimension and scale of this nearly sixty plus year assault upon maintaining God in the Pledge of Allegiance which began with infamous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s frontal assault in the 1940’s and 1950’s. She waged a successful effort to remove prayer from public schools, and assisted the growing effort of the secularization of America. The goal was to create a socialist nation which undermined and removed the basic biblical principles of character and heartland values the nation’s children.

In 2004, 50 years had passed since the adoption of “under God” in the pledge and O’Hair’s war on God in America, when the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that challenged the phrase. The court ruled unanimously ruled that the phrase “under God” may remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited in public school classrooms. Nine years ago, many felt the nation’s heritage of respecting God in the Pledge of Allegiance was safe. It was not.

 

In 2007, just three years later, the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit defending the constitutionality of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance which includes ‘one state under God’. Attorney General Abbott stated then, “Just as it is perfectly constitutional for Texas schoolchildren to pledge their allegiance to ‘one nation under God,’ it is also constitutional for students to pledge their allegiance to ‘one state, under God.” The Texas Attorney General was successful.

 

One has to ask, to what end and for what purpose does removal of God from the state of Texas public schools or from America’s national Pledge of Allegiance or removing his son Jesus Christ from the public square announcing his birth mean?

 

The clear and convincing purpose of atheists and secularists who denounce God and denounce Christ is to extinguish America’s connection to God in our spirit, in our heart, and most importantly in our soul. The purpose is to eradicate God and Christ and the principles and values that they exemplify as if they never existed.

 

 

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Comment by Peter on November 14, 2015 at 9:12pm

Like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison I believe in the strict separation of Church and State.  People who don't like the words "under God" should just omit them when they recite the Pledge

Comment by RIP on February 9, 2015 at 3:58pm

Marshall Clayton: That was a fantastic comment you put out. Thank you!

Comment by Marshall Clayton on January 31, 2014 at 9:22pm

Who is the god of America now? I believe this nation was founded a nation under God. That God being Jesus Christ, God's son, God in flesh that died on the cross of Calvary and rose again for our justification.

Although all the people that lived at that time did not look at Him the same way. they all did reverence Him and respect each person and gave them the right to believe as they seen fit.

Even the people that said they did not believe were touched by the God consciousness that was so [powerful in this country at that time. A man that did not even worship would still to some degree, pray and respect the prayers of others.

Although I believe that this country can once again feel the presence of the Holy Spirit again we must first stand up as believers, starting in our believing Churches and exalt His Holy name. Far too long we have set back and allow a little jesus to satisfy us. We need to worship the one that has the power to transform, to cause men to stand up and boldly proclaim Jesus Christ and that without Him men perish in an eternal hell.

We have Christian colleges all across this great country, where are the men and women that they turn out each year. It's something missing and we must get down on our knees and ask our Lord to reveal it to each of us and change as individuals as needed, starting with (me). When I pray and God reveals me something I must change no matter how hard it is to do I must be willing to change, if for no other reason for my country's sake that my grand children can see the same blessings in our local Churches I have seen, have to same privileges I have had and meet the same Jesus Christ I met some years ago.

So I ask again, what God do we serve in this country? If we want the same power and blessing our for fathers had in this land we must seek and serve the same God they walked with. Right now, sad to say the one we serve is not the same, We might call him by the same name but it is not the same God.

There was a man once that said( GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH. Meaning that if I can't have liberty here, I'd rather die and go where I know I have it already. If you my friend don't have something in your life that you will die for , then you really don't have anything to live for, you just can't see it because of the blindness of the heart. Think about this, today all of our politicians have secret service to protect them and that might be a good thing. Little David look at his people one day and said( is there not a cause and he slew the giant when all the men of power were afraid. Maybe we are hiding from the giant. George Washington lead his men to battle and defeated the enemy, we can't even fight because of fear. That fear is not founded in this country, it's stalemated in the city named after Washington a man with courage that was one of those people that wanted liberty or death, not afraid. He was willing to fight for something bigger than himself.

Today most men that that try to fill his political shoes are led by the god of money and not the God that Washington honored. Maybe he looked at things a little different than some but he trusted His Savor to guide his steps.

We have a lot of military men of all ranks that are very willing to fight for the freedom of this country, no matter what the cost to them, even death but the leader we have a different different god that directs their path.

If you put a one in front of many zeros  it gets bigger and bigger.(1000000000000). On the other hand if you put a zero first the one gets smaller and smaller.(000000000000000001). In this country we have way too many zeros in front of the ones. Put God first, we can win.

Comment by Robert Campbell on January 30, 2014 at 8:12pm

It seams like we let this go on, and now we are paying for it. As a country who has been blessed and has been a leader in a lot of ways, because of some, some have turned there backs on God and Jesus. We need to get back on track in this and fight to keep this country free.

Comment by Ted DeMatteo for US Congress on January 7, 2014 at 3:02pm

Well, I will post a comment to this and apologize if it is an old subject.

However, The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Mens Charitable organization was very instrumental in having those words added to our pledge of allegiance.  It is not something we boast about as it is the same with all our deeds.  I will tell you this though, we are now 100,000 strong in Texas alone, and I don;t know of a member that will not lay down their lives to keep it there.

Comment by Virgil Earl Koon on October 29, 2013 at 4:32pm

Ed, yes and that is on again.. those lies are in our face again.. It is all about UN control and Al Gore sits on the sidelines. So far he has made over 100 million from that lie which gave him the Nobel Prize. But should we really respect the present UN? It has a member group that kidnapps children in Southeast Asia for organs and sex trade! I looked it up. We notice that Obama seems to love the UN and their anti-freedom declarations! He should of never been President of a turd!

Comment by Virgil Earl Koon on October 29, 2013 at 4:25pm

Hal, freedom must be for all people and not just Atheists or Muslims. This country was founded by Christians and, by that, they insisted that all faiths,, even the Atheist, have the same rights! But when others insist that freedom of speech does not apply to a community, it is tyranny! People have a right to support what faith they choose!

Comment by Ed Watts on October 25, 2013 at 10:59pm

"Science is not a bad thing, [but] corrupting it with politics can destroy many!"

Global warming, anyone?

Comment by Virgil Earl Koon on October 25, 2013 at 2:44pm

James, I have watched almost every debate on Evolution and never saw any Evolutionist or group of them win! It is all political! I remember a commentator on PBS was told by his superiors, no matter what happens, the Evolutionists won! The debate was with two Biologists and one Dow Chemist! The Chemist said it did not support scientific investigation! He had those two crying! He had their hands tied as they had no where to go! At the end of this the commentator said the Evolutionists had won!?????????????? I was insanely shocked! I caught this idiot on the internet and told he what a liar he was! He bent over backwards in saying he was wrong.. but the damage was already done! I have debated Chemists in England and they lost.. it did not happen! They admitted they could not come against the facts I gave!  Science is not a bad thing, corrupting it with politics can destroy many!

Comment by James P. Murphy on October 22, 2013 at 2:43pm

What we all have to bear in mind is that Atheism IS a religion, and it is a religion that the US Government favors, contrary to clear Constitutional instructions, above all others.   The Washington regime has been forcing the issue for so many years now that Atheism, in effect, has already become the "official" de facto religion of the United States.   Atheism has its god, though its followers will never openly admit it.  Their god goes by many names, but the one certain thing we know about this entity is that he is "the father of all lies."    So it is not surprising, to me at least, that members of the Atheist religion insist that they have no god, because, according to them, there is none.   This, of course, is a lie, and this insistence on their part is totally consistent with the fundamental nature of their religion--which they call "Atheism,"----and the god that they follow.   Would you expect the members of a religion whose god is the father of all lies to be truthful?   Since the beginning of civilization many nations have accepted as their god "the father of all lies,"  and have given themselves various names:  Sodom and Gomorrah, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, to name of few.   They have all ended up the same way:  on the trash-heap of history, after facing ignominious destruction.    I am obviously not a prophet, but it should be clear to most people that  unless America abandons the religion and way of life of Atheism and its god, we are headed for doom.   The United States could fall apart in a moment of time, just as the Soviet Union did, if that is the true God's will.    It all comes down  to the question of are we going to be a God-fearing nation or a godless one.

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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

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Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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