Friday, June 21, 2002

Cincinnati Post Editorial: "More Statehouse meddling"
The Post takes a conventional position on the Pledge of Allegiance issue. I will take a bigger stance. The law that changed the pledge in the 1950's is unconstitutional. Forcing School districts to set aside time for it smells of forced patriotism. If I want to wave the flag and yell like a buck-toothed hayseed from Butt Lick County, Ohio, then I will do it. Indoctrinating children on a sense of blind patriotism is just what it appears to be, a cheap election year tactic. It is no surprise a Republican introduced this issue, but it is troubling that it passed the Ohio House overwhelmingly.

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