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I would agree with the meanwhile it has been more than forty years since the late comedian Red Skelton famously recited the pledge of allegiance on his television show and ended it.
Since I was a small boy.
Two states have been added to our country.
And two words have been added to the pledge of allegiance.
Wouldn't it be a pity.
If someone said that is a prayer.
And that would be eliminated from schools to.
Well that was then and this is not now and that Red Skelton -- now strong possibility because of Massachusetts court is set to hear -- That would -- the words.
Under god from the pledge of allegiance here to discuss the case Fox News legal analyst morning Johnson -- thanks Steve.
-- was only great comedian but he was prophetic in that sense that -- exactly.
Become the issue the new assault on the pledge of allegiance.
A one nation under god -- is somehow it defies equal protection laws under the state constitution in Massachusetts.
That's going to be dealt with by the State's highest court Newton tomorrow in argument this is gone up to court system.
Not the school district of Acton box barrel which is about twenty miles near Boston.
And said wouldn't -- this is not a mandatory.
Recitation supreme -- isn't it doesn't have to be it shouldn't be mandatory.
And this is based upon.
Our cultural and historical roots.
In this country in the people act in should have known because they responded to the cold Paul Revere -- the battle of Concord Lexington and that's the key it's it.
It's historical it's historical.
And it and no court has really with a straight face said.
Well this is a religious.
Endorsement this is a root -- religious endorsement.
By the United States of America and we're forcing this on the children as they stand up at school every day to say the pledge to -- -- there's there's something wrong.
In our country went went to things become a problem.
And allegiance to the republic that stands for liberty and justice -- that goes forward in that.
The pledge of allegiance that goes back to the 1890s.
Reformed in 1954.
Based upon a lawyer from the sons -- the American revolution in the Knights of Columbus.
Proposed it but it was based not upon the country adopting some religious belief.
But based upon the fact that our founding fathers -- -- developed this country based on some.
Understanding of natural rights once you divine right.
That any government can't pull away from historical and a real briefly -- exit question this suit is being brought by an unnamed.
Atheists go to he it's an atheist -- this couple and their children and they're saying that some hail.
They're being denied equal protection under the law and -- singled out because they don't want -- are they stand up.
Now -- that I don't I don't think so but it's a big cultural.
Problem is the fight that will continue to go on and on and it's all the more galling every time we -- cast -- brought home.
To the United States when folks are gonna say -- -- in the pledge.
My allegiance to the United States of America.
-- nation under god it's disturbing.
If things are all right Peter thank you -- will keep you posted on that.
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