UNDER SIEGE BY ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE REVISIONISM
A nation at war, which continues to mourn its fallen heroes
from 9-11, wrapping itself in the collective comfort of a renewed
spirit of patriotism, was rudely awakened yesterday morning to news
that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. In response to
that ruling out of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th
Circuit, Center Executive Director Eric Schippers released the following
a country where the President of the United States and many members
of Congress end their speeches with God Bless America
and call for a National Day of Prayer, where citizens can exercise
their First Amendment rights to display in a public setting a picture
of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung, it is inconceivable
our schoolchildren may not voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance
in a classroom.
decision further emphasizes the alarming need for the Senate to
expedite the judicial confirmation process to put competent judges
in the Courts who respect the rule of law and resist judicial activism
that is all too often eroding the true intent of the US Constitution."
Founded in 1998,
the Center for Individual Freedom (www.cfif.org)
is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to protect
and defend individual freedoms and rights guaranteed by the U.S.