Today the Supreme Court considers removing the words “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Many people don’t realize that these words were added in 1954 “after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus.”
I heard this on NPR this morning. Now reading the text is not sufficient. As a matter of fact, I’d recommend not reading the text at all; close your eyes and imagine Red Skelton on the stage speaking to you. You must turn up your speakers and listen to Red Skelton deliver this commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance.
I personal view is that the separation of church and state should have the pledge revert to its pre-1954 state without the words “under God.”