Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance

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Explores atheist Michael Newdowa€™s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.Ashcroft announced the Department of Justice challenge to the Pledge, saying a€œ The Justice Department will defend the ability of our nationa#39;s children to pledge allegiance to the American flaga€ (Liptak, 2002, p. ... who said he was a€œpersonally offendeda€ by the ruling, and had directed lawyers for the state to a€œtake decisive action to overturna€ it, as if it were that simple. ... when our nation is coming together, this court is driving a wedge between us with their absurd rulinga€ ( Jackson, 2002, p.

Title:Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance
Author:Ronald Bishop
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-02-01


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