The most liberal federal appellate court in the country, San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled yesterday — reversing itself — that the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency are constitutional (Doug Stanglin on USA Today's OnDeadline Blog). For those who can't get a grip on the fact that mentions of "God" are not an establishment of religion, but that, in fact, our Founders based our laws and constitutional government on a reliance of God, here is what Judge Carlos Bea wrote in his opinion (Google/AP):
The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our Republic was founded.
Regarding the currency, the court ruled . . .
the phrase is ceremonial and patriotic and "has nothing whatsover to do with the establishment of religion."
If the Ninth Circuit gets it, then why can't secular progressives, Atheists and extreme leftists of various (and nefarious) stripes get it? It's time for them to find a new game to play.