The School Next Door Deletes ‘Under God’ from Pledge

Right next door to me there is a public grade school with a loud and intrusive PA system. We get to listen to all the school’s announcements, all day long.

Each morning they put a child on the microphone to lead the others in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Today, and not for the first time, the words “under God” were missing: just “one nation, indivisible,” etc.

I don’t think we need to look much farther for a reason why our country is in the state it’s in.

There was no court order, no legislation, no demand by the townsfolk to strike “under God” from the pledge. “School officials,” whoever they might be, took it upon themselves to do so. Because, you know, children must be protected from the God who created them and sent His only begotten Son to earth to win for them eternal life.

I guess God isn’t “inclusive.”

So now the kiddies learn to say “one nation”… under what? Under nothing? Nobody? That would leave the nation–the state–as the supreme authority. We have no king but Caesar.

Is it too late to warn the educators, “Be careful what you wish for”? Maybe if you’ve got a thing for talking to fire hydrants, or preaching to chunks of cement, you might want to discuss this matter with school officials.

I say again: Christian parents who wish to raise Christian children don’t send their children to a public school.

6 comments on “The School Next Door Deletes ‘Under God’ from Pledge

  1. The success of the U.S. was, in great part, because the rights were not passed out by the government, but the government understood that rights derived from God, not secular government and the constitution was written to keep the government from violating those Divinely Granted rights.

    There are plenty of blemishes on the U.S. but this set of laws formed the basis of many good things. Slavery was tolerated for a time, but roughly 1/2 million American men died in the Civil War and struck a death-blow to slavery in the process.

    This place isn’t perfect, but it’s a darn sight better than most of the governments throughout history.

    1. Rights are necessarily granted by the governing body. You are confusing the declaration of independence, which was a way to tell off a king claiming divine fiat, with the constitution, which sets forth governmental powers and restrictions along with the rights of the governed.

    2. Nope, I’m not confusing anything. “The governing body,” the state, has no legitimacy except by the consent of the governed and by any willingness it might have for carrying out the functions ordained for it by God.

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