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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

The Sacrificial Child

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court preserved the phrase "one nation, under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance, ruling Monday that a California atheist could not challenge the patriotic oath but sidestepping the broader question of separation of church and state.

I find this whole story a remarkable outrage. I am glad the Supreme Court found some way to toss this mess out. The real story here is THEIR IS A LITTLE GIRL INVOLVED HERE !!!!! Where the were the all adults along the way here? Consumed in some sort of self serving ideological fog?

The father's time would be way better spent with his daughter doing things dads and daughters do. I suspect this never really entered his head. In my world, loving is the willingness to put others first. This guy made his daughter a sacrificial lamb! Where were the other adults? This reminds me of the stories where people are mugged and raped while a series of on lookers watched passively. Remarkably, it got all the way to the Supreme Court before an adult stepped in on this girls behalf.

Shame on all of them. Shame on all of us!

As to the issue regarding the wording of the pledge. It seems to me this could be resolved by reasonable adults on their own if they truly cared that much.

Taking a deep breath..........


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