Some buffoon had filed a lawsuit first in California, and then in New Hampshire to have the words "under God" removed from the pledge of allegiance, as unconstitutional. Although it appears to be an incredible waste of time and resources to even have this crap come to open court, the cases must be fought diligently to prevent further erosion of our society, and we must put effort to take back what has been lost as this kind of liberal BS has taken over our countries of North America, and others in the world. Here was the K of C press release a while back on a real human rights victory:
(MANCHESTER, NH) - The Knights of Columbus scored an important victory in federal court in New Hampshire on Wednesday, September 30, when U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe upheld the constitutionality of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Atheist Michael Newdow had filed the lawsuit against the school system in Hanover, New Hampshire on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in a case that mirrored his earlier lawsuit against schools in and near Sacramento, California.
As with the California case, the Knights of Columbus sought and received permission from the court to become a "defendant intervenor," allowing attorneys representing the Order (from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty) to participate directly in the court proceedings.
The California case, argued before a panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December 2007, has still not been decided. Read the New Hampshire court decision.Read the Knights of Columbus Fact Sheet about the Pledge of Allegiance and recent litigation.