By June Griffin
Groaning our way through the babyhood of liberalism and their little sensitive natures, we have recently encountered another of their complaints, that of having to pledge allegiance to the American flag. It seems they are offended by this honorable institution and cannot suffer our American customs.
Grasping at historical straws, these infantile gripers suppose they have found a stronghold in discovering that, behold, the Pledge once was without the insert: under God, which is supposed to be justification for doing away with it entirely. Well, yes, it is true that during the administration of president Eisenhower, the words under God were added. The reason it was inserted, according to the president, was to reaffirm our Christian heritage. No one minded at the time, in fact, they rather liked the affirmation of our Christian heritage and it was repeated in schools and public assemblies everywhere.
Well, since they don't like the words under God in our Pledge, let's give them an alternative. In the child's book, Second Reader, printed in 1917, is a little stronger medicine: "I give my head, my hands, and my heart to God and my country, one God, one country, and one flag." Any problem with the 1917 version?
Alas, behind these babies is their saviour - The ACLU lawyer, et al - who gleans big bucks out of litigating away our American foundations while your tax dollars via Title 42 USC 1988 pay their legal fees. The so-called Civil Rights Act, Title 42, aided these in happily running off with copies of God's law, silencing your public prayers, and threatening to remove In God We Trust from our money. Toleration of this Goliath has brought God's wrath upon our entire nation and school systems, and now has decimated the glories of the "global market," making them a collective of beggars.