Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hilarious! Sarah Palin on Pledge of Allegiance

I saw this at Daily Kos, a recommended diary by JLFinch.

On a 2006 gubernatorial candidate questionnaire, the topic of the Pledge of Allegiance came up, and Sarah Palin had an interesting answer.

11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.
"If it was good enough for the founding fathers..." would be the key phrase there. Assuming she meant by "founding fathers" what we usually mean -- those guys in the late 1700s around the time of the American revolution and the founding of the United States -- that's a bit early for the Pledge.

Since, according to Wikipedia, the Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855-1931), a Baptist minister and Christian Socialist. The phrase "under God" was added in the 1950s, some time after the founding fathers' passing.

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