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"Under God" part 2
June 29, 2011 - Mike Mathison
If your argument is that "under God" was not added until 1954 and, therefore, doesn't belong in the Pledge of Allegiance, then we should just go by the original 10 amendments to the constitution, correct?
After all, those 10, ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, were the original and, subsequently, amendments 11 through 27 should not be followed.
So, bring back slavery, change the rights to vote, repeal Presidential and Congressional terms and move the voting age back to 21.
I have heard the argument in person and read it online over and over again.
The problem for everyone who thinks it was OK for NBC to intentionally edit out "under God" is God.
That's the bottom line.
Since you don't don't believe in God, it is OK to extrude Him from the Pledge of Allegiance, even though it was enacted through Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day, 1954.
Eisenhower didn't arbitrarily put "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance because he so felt like it.
NBC arbitrarily edited "under God" and "indivisible" twice out of the lead-in to the U.S. Open on Father's Day because it so felt like it.
It then subsequently edited "under God" and "indivisible" out of the two apologies because it so felt like it.
ESPN, The Golf Channel and the USGA have since kept quiet about the situation, which means to me they back what NBC has done on four occasions -- because they so feel like it.
And, I so feel like not frequenting those companies.
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