Judge Dismisses Humanists’ Lawsuit Attacking “Under God” in The Pledge of Allegiance

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Once again, what was originally written in 1892 to inspire patriotism and to help train students to be good citizens has been protected from attack!

Last week, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Country, granted a motion by The American Legion—represented by Liberty Institute—to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the American Humanist Association to have the phrase “under God” in The Pledge of Allegiance declared unconstitutional under the New Jersey Constitution.

In his opinion, Judge David F. Bauman wrote that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a “constitutionally-protected activity.” He also asserted that “the words ‘under God’ can no more be expunged from the national consciousness than the words ‘In God We Trust’ from every coin in the land, than the words ‘so help me God’ from every presidential oath since 1789, or than the prayer that has opened every congressional session of legislative business since 1787.”

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