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Politics as usual

It’s sad that the Nevada County Republican Party, which has “unanimously passed a resolution”(!) concerning the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, can’t see past its misguided sanctimony. The pledge as it stands now (as modified in 1954) is one of the last vestiges of McCarthyism that we are still too scared to confront as a nation.

To me, it seems decidedly un-American and contrary to our declaration of religious tolerance. Sure, “… one nation under God …” got in there easy enough in one quick flash of legislative fear-mongering and red-baiting, but to even breach the subject of its removal or of its relevance … well, that’s just unpatriotic and quite possibly the work of Satan.

This is just politics as usual and of the lowest common denominator.

Jefferson Wilson

North San Juan

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