Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pointless Factoid XIII

The phrase "under God" was added to the pledge in 1954, which, as some of you may know, was during the height of the cold war. The troubling assertion that a particular religious belief is higher than the republic aside, it was originally added as little more than a sally towards those "godless communists".

1 comment:

Frank Collins III said...

I'm not sure it was a response to communism. Think Ike and the rest of the country were just really religious. There were a number of other policies passed than that were pretty conservative in nature. What's ironic is several decades ago we were fighing godless heathens, and now we're fighting religious fanatics. History blows.