Michigan State Senator Introduces Legislation to Make ‘Under God’ a Permanent Fixture in the Pledge of Allegiance

Michigan State Senator Rick Jones, a Republican in case you have any doubt, has introduced legislation to honor the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. That may not seem all that weird, given that it’ll soon be the 60th anniversary of the day those words were shoved into the original Pledge, but Jones is going a step further.

His legislation, Senate Resolution No. 108, will make sure those two words remain permanently in the Pledge — no matter what atheists try to do:

Resolved by the Senate, That we hereby officially recognize and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the words “under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance and urge Congress to forever keep these words preserved in our Pledge of Allegiance. We honor the Michigan members of Congress who put forth the legislation that instilled the importance of these words in our great nation

This is basically insurance against atheists like Michael Newdow who went all the way to the Supreme Court to argue against the religious nature of the Pledge. It’s just another way to enshrine religion in the law, and I have no doubt the Michigan legislature will just go along with it.

Rep. Tom Leonard, another Republican, will introduce a similar resolution in the Michigan House very soon.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)

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