It Finally Happened - The Pledge Of Allegiance Is Unconstitutional

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    Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."

    Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools.

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    as the old saying goes..."It's not over until the fat lady sings" The 9th Circuit court of perverted appeals is on it's last leg...sorta speak...Their robes are filthy and it is time for a wash! Anyone have a recomendation for a good detergent?
     
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    Thank God we will probably have Roberts on the Supreme Court soon. Now we just need another like him to take O'connor's place.
     
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    What? I was under the impression that there was no legal precedent to the 2002 9th circuit ruling because it was overturned since he had no legal standing to bring the case to begin with.
     
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    They dismissed it because he didn't have custody of his daughter.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm saying. He had no legal standing so the decision was overturned. How did this become precedent then?
     
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    ...because one can graduate law school, work as an attorney, and even become a judge allthewhile being a 'retard'.
     
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    He may not even be an attorney.
     
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    This avoids the one key thing. Students are not FORCED to say the pledge. They simply say it. Most dont even understand the words they recite. Some mumble through it. Some dont say it.

    Its fucking simple if you dont want your kid saying the pledge then have her not say it. Im positive that any teacher without a thorn up her ass will allow this. Especially in this touchy feely politically correct world we have degenerated into. There is no need to make a federal case out of it and cost the tax payers thousands of dollars trying to prove how big an asshole you are.
     
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    "Newdow, an attorney and a medical doctor, filed an identical case on behalf of three unnamed parents and their children. Karlton said those families have the right to sue."

    Karlton is the judge.
     

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