Ready on day what? When asked in a questionnaire “Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?”, Sarah Palin answered like any dutiful talking points driven wingnut would:

SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

Problem for Sarah is that the founding fathers had fuck all to do with la pledge d’allegiance. It was written in 1892. “under God” was added when the Knights of Columbus whined in 1954.

If you really wanted to invoke “framer’s intent” and keep the pledge close to the original author’s intent, you’d end up with one more like:

‘I pledge allegiance to my Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with equality, liberty and justice for all.’

What ya say Sarah? Let’s change it back to it’s original meaning. For history’s sake!

(ht TP)

 

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