Saturday, November 29, 2008

If G-d supported equal rights, the 14th amendment would be in the bible

Rasmussen Reports have published results of a poll regarding Americans' beliefs of whether this country as noted in the Pledge of Allegiance actually lives up to the promise of "liberty & Justice for All". According to the
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports indicates that although Americans strongly support the saying of the Pledge of Allegience, less than half of them believe that "the United States is truly the land of liberty and justice for all."

Among those polled, just 46% said they would agree with that statement, while 42% disagreed. Even among white voters, less than half, just 49%, agreed that there is justice for all in America. RawStory
While the poll breaks down the responses by race and political affiliation, the poll did not ask a critical question that would provide some very interesting insight into the real beliefs of "patriotic" Americans. I'm sure I can't be the only one who wonders how many of the people who support reciting the pledge also indicated they don't believe the US is "truly the land of liberty and justice for all." Based on the current political climate in this country, I'm pretty sure many in this category find nothing wrong with the inconsistency.

The Christian Nationalists (otherwise known as the GOP's base) are huge proponents of the pledge and have made it abundantly clear that they do not want and will not tolerate those who do not live in accordance with their religious doctrine being treated as equals to them. Those people refuse to acknowledge any contradiction in reciting the Pledge, preferably in it's current [modified] form, while supporting legislation that goes out of its way to disregard the equal protection clause despite the fact it was written to prevent states from ignoring the Bill of Rights.

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