Though not as common as it used to be, there are still schools where reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is done at the beginning of every school day. Unfortunately, whack-o left-wing extremists who don’t believe in America don’t like saying the pledge, calling it an offense to their “rights,” with one of the most commonly used objections being that it contains the phrase “under God.”
As these radicals take their make-believe right not to be offended by the word “God” to court, judges often rule that the rights of these radicals take precedence over those who want to say the pledge.
But a judge in New Jersey has not only ruled in favor of the pledge, but he gave an education to the atheist student in the process.
Judge David Bauman dismissed the case back in February, but it just came to light this week after his ruling was published. In the ruling, the judge informed the unidentified student that the Pledge of America in no way violated his religious — or in this case his non-religious — rights.
“Protecting students from viewpoints and ideas that may offend or upset them is not and has never been the role of public schools in America,” the judge wrote.
He pointed out how “under God” appears as a phrase everywhere in America, and how it would be impossible to expunge those words from our nation’s conscience. He also noted how even the New Jersey State Constitution referenced God, pointing to the fact that the “very constitution under which” the student tried to obtain “redress for perceived atheistic marginalization could itself be deemed unconstitutional.”
Bravo Judge Bauman!