Barack Obama Fails to Understand the First Amendment
In a recent speech Obama said:
"Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation. Context matters...It is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase 'under God,'" he said. "Having voluntary student prayer groups using school property to meet should not be a threat, any more than its use by the High School Republicans should threaten Democrats."
...Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square."
Actually, the kids not paying any attention to the words of the pledge, but just reciting it blindly aren't going to care. But kids who question the existance of God, and who do recite the pledge with understanding and meaning are going to feel put into a pickle.
Faith in God should not be a requirement to pledge allegiance to the flag - and to the republic for which it stands. Atheists and Agnostics as well as believers are Americans.