June 26th, 2002
|05:02 pm - About time...|
My best friend growing up required legal defense around this issue at school.
I was floored by the decision. I agree with it, but man, so many people are going to shit bricks over this one.
Shit bricks? Don't be absurd. Everyone knows this thing is going to be overturned before you can say "monotheism."
Okay, I guess I succumbed to unchecked optimism here. But after reading about the threat by Congress to pass a constitutional amendment, I would have to agree, this isn't going to last very long. How did I find myself living among such a primitive society?
|Date:||June 26th, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Interesting. I always just dealt with this issue by leaving the "under God" part out, and no one ever objected (or maybe just didn't notice). I nominally agree with the decision... but unless someone is checking up on you to see if you speak every word of the pledge, I don't know how well the religious endorsement/coersion argument really holds up. It's a thin line... I'd have thrown a fit about public school-endorsed prayer in the classroom, whether participation was optional or not.
|Date:||June 26th, 2002 07:14 pm (UTC)|| |
My friend refused to rise. I agree with him; I didn't either. I don't buy the "I just won't say em" or "mumble along" - standing is an endorsement of all associated things.
I bypassed the issue by being late for class every day of high school.
However, I'm told most teachers were tolerant.
You know, if you're not smoking crack during the pledge, it's all good.
Was this Spritzler? BLS days, eh?