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The Pledge

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Lynne Fremont
03-25-2004
10:12 PM ET (US)
You've got me there. ;)
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mythago
03-25-2004
01:20 PM ET (US)
I think that is a subset of #1.
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Lynne Fremont
03-25-2004
12:43 PM ET (US)
I think it should stay because that is the way I learned it and now I have a hard time not saying "under god" and would have to change a habit. Everything is all about me, right?

That's the only argument I can come up with for keeping it. I guess it doesnt exactly blow mythago's "There are no sound arguments" theory.
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mythago
03-25-2004
12:02 PM ET (US)
There are no sound arguments for keeping religious language in the Pledge. Supporters' arguments boil down to "But I like it!" and "It doesn't infringe on my religion, Jack."

When I was in the Federalist Society in law school, it was amusing to go to gatherings outside my school and rail about "judicial activism" by conservative judges, say in the area of drug forfeitures. It made the division between the libertarians and the conservatives instantly clear.

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