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Monday, June 14, 2004
Thank God...For Now
Well, it appears that Mr. Newdow has lost and the American People have won. Today the Supreme Court decided...well, they decided nothing really. The only said that Michael Newdow did not have standing to challenge the words "Under God" in the Pledge. In the words of the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court preserved the phrase "one nation, under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance, ruling Monday that a California atheist could not challenge the patriotic oath but sidestepping the broader question of separation of church and state.
Obviously, this leaves open the question whether or not the 9 dictators in black might someday revisit this issue. However, it is promising that:
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist agreed with the outcome of the case, but still wrote separately to say that the Pledge as recited by schoolchildren does not violate the Constitution. Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Clarence Thomas agreed with him.
I guess that's the best we can hope for right now. I'm sure we'll be hearing from many more Michael Newdows in the future. For now, it seems that we have at least taken the field, if not destroyed the armies of militant atheists (for the record I have not problem with atheists in general...just the ones who want to impose their will on the majority).
Wizbang has a bit to say. I wouldn't say that 'God Won', but at least it's not a loss.
Also check out Wizbang's comments on the Los Angeles/ACLU/Cross issues. I agree entirely.