World class badass George Takei was on MSNBC recently and recited a portion of the pledge of allegiance while answering a question. But he didn’t include the “under God” part. Predictably, Glenn Beck’s website is clutching their pearls so incredibly hard right now.
“Well, when I pledge allegiance to the United States, I say, ‘One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” he said, referring to the states where same-sex marriage is now legal. “One-third of the nation now has equality. Now, we have to work on the other two-thirds, so we’re keeping our sleeves rolled up.”Naturally, this is curious, because the Pledge actually reads, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
There’s nothing curious about it. He’s reciting the pledge as it was originally written, before Congress decided it had to be changed to add “under God” to it.