I don't usually talk about mainstream political issues of the day in my journal, but today's Supreme Court decision not to actually decide about whether having the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the First Amendment fills me with a need to vent.
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I was disappointed and disillusioned that the Court failed to strike down the words "under God", but it seems to me that the people on the other side of the issue should be disappointed and disillusioned that the Court failed to actually affirm that such words were in fact proper. Now we have to wait until another person brave enough to face death threats and a great outpouring of hatred from the intolerant followers of a guy who told us to be nice to each other 2000 years ago comes along before we can see this important question actually decided. Shame on you all, Justices Rehnquist, Kennedy, Ginsberg, O'Connor, Thomas, Souter, Breyer, and Stevens.