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    Letter to the Editor: Keep 'under God' in the pledge
    10/30/2005 -

    Daily Southtown
    We (members of) the eighth-grade class of St. Joseph School in Homewood think one atheist individual shouldn't be able to take the statement "under God" out of the pledge to the flag. We believe the phrase "under God" should remain in the pledge to the flag because it's been in there for about 60 to 70 years, and it doesn't make sense to change it now because one individual said so.
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    Letter to the Editor: 'Under God' should stay in pledge
    10/14/2005 -

    Daily Southtown
    We, the eighth-grade class of St. Joseph School, believe the phrase "under God" should remain in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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    Letter to the Editor: Meaningless pledge
    9/25/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Deerfield -- The Pledge of Allegiance is being misused with or without the phrase "under God." The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise. A pledge is not for one day, but forever. That commitment is undermined by asking children to repeat it every day. The endless repetition only reduces the pledge to a meaningless exercise.
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    Letter to the Editor: Pledge solution
    9/24/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Skokie -- Regarding the Pledge of Allegiance, I'm amazed at the number of adults who are concerned at a recitation made by children no older than 8th grade students. I also have the perfect solution to those bothered by the words "under God." When the student is reciting the pledge, merely remain silent for those two words. Is that easy or what?
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    Letter to the Editor: Pledge phrasing
    9/24/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Libertyville -- The ruling by the federal district court in California that the phrase "under God" is unconstitutional will again generate intense controversy, but, as before, it will generate more heat than light.
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    Letter to the Editor: Reduction of freedom
    9/24/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Chicago -- I was a schoolkid when "under God" was inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance. What it meant to me was a whole new struggle to remember yet another thing that the adults insisted upon and that had no actual meaning to me.
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    Editorial: Court has another chance to keep 'God' in Pledge
    9/23/2005 -

    Bloomington Pantagraph
    The U.S. Supreme Court may get a second chance to rule the way it should have last year -- that the inclusion of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance does not violate the Constitution.

    A federal judge in California ruled earlier this month that it is an unconstitutional establishment of religion for California to require schools to have students recite the Pledge. The ruling only affects three school districts near Sacramento, Calif., but is likely to reach the Supreme Court, where a ruling would affect the nation's schools.
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    Editorial: Court should ratify 'under God' in pledge
    9/22/2005 -

    Decatur Herald & Review
    No one should be forced or coerced into saying the Pledge of Allegiance. At the same time, a California judge's decision that the pledge is unconstitutional is a bunch of silliness.
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    Letter to the Editor: 'Under God' not in original
    9/21/2005 -

    Chicago Sun-Times
    Why doesn't anyone ever report that this was an addition to the pledge in the first place, just like on currency? ''Under God'' was a late addition. That's an important contextual fact, in my view.
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    Letter to the Editor: Take religion out of pledge
    9/21/2005 -

    Chicago Sun-Times
    U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton hit the nail on the head by pointing out that freedom of religion should include freedom from religion for those who want it ['''Under God' in pledge ruled unconstitutional,'' Nation and World story, Sept. 15].
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    Editorial: 'Under God' under attack
    9/16/2005 -

    Northwest Herald
    The Pledge of Allegiance the one "under God" is back, with a federal judge in California declaring it to be unconstitutional.

    Let's get it over with once and for all.

    This is the same person who sued last year on behalf of his daughter to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, which was recited at the start of the day at her public school. That's the norm for many schools across the country.
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    Gonzales vows fight to reverse pledge ruling
    9/16/2005 -
    Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales said Thursday that the Justice Department will fight to overturn a federal court ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance can't be recited in public schools because it contains a reference to God.
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    `Under God' in pledge `coercive'
    9/15/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Judge sides with atheist in suit against California schools
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    Judge Rules Pledge of Allegiance in Calif. Schools Unconstitutional
    9/15/2005 -
    Washington Post
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the law requiring the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional and said he was ready to issue an injunction to three California school districts to halt the daily reciting of the pledge.
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    Judge Rules 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance Violates Students' Rights
    9/15/2005 -
    MTV
    A California atheist who has fought for years to have the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools won a major legal battle on Wednesday.
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    Pledge ruling worries local leaders
    9/15/2005 -

    Decatur Herald & Review
    DECATUR - While a ruling by a federal judge in California declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional does not immediately affect Illinois public schools, local religious and school leaders are concerned about its possible impact later on.
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    Speaker Hastert Disappointed With Pledge of Allegiance Ruling
    9/14/2005 -
    US Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) today issued the following statement after a federal judge ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools is unconstitutional:
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