Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Nancy Pelosi and the Pledge of Allegiance

Today, the House voted to forbid federal courts from ruling on keeping "under God" in the Pledge. Good idea, that. Imagine my surprise (NOT) when I read this about Pelosi.

From the Associated Press, as seen on the Fox News web site:


WASHINGTON — The House, citing the nation's religious origins, voted Wednesday to protect the Pledge of Allegiance from federal judges who might try to stop schoolchildren and others from reciting it because of the phrase "under God."

The legislation, a priority of social conservatives, passed 260-167. It now goes to the Senate where its future is uncertain.

Click here to see how your representative voted.

"We should not and cannot rewrite history to ignore our spiritual heritage," said Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. "It surrounds us. It cries out for our country to honor God."

Opponents said the legislation, which would bar federal courts from ruling on the constitutional validity of the pledge, would undercut judicial independence and would deny access to federal courts to religious minorities seeking to defend their rights.

"We are making an all-out assault on the constitution of the United States which, thank God, will fail," said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.


Sigh...can anyone be a worse Representative than Ms. Pelosi?

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