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Deuteronomy 4:5-8 "5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"

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While I realize that not everyone who follows my devotions is from the United States, I must still address the recent attack on the "Pledge of Allegiance" to our nation's flag. (June-July 2002)


    "I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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Like most people, I tend to talk about the things that concern me most and this ruling really concerns me! As most of you already know, A Federal Appeals Court Panel in San Francisco declared that having school children in nine western states say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag in school was unconstitutional because the words "One nation under God" were added in 1954. These words were added in 1954 because our leaders wanted to distinguish The United States of America from "Godless" countries around the world. While this ruling by the Federal Appeals Court did not affect the school children where I live, it did affect the school children in one-fifth of our nation. Imagine telling one-fifth of the children in the United States that the words they have memorized and have been reciting in the classroom for years while facing their beloved flag with their hand over their hearts were unconstitutional!

I couldn't help but notice that September 11, 2001 no one was objecting to calling our nation together for prayer. Now, I wonder what it is going to take before our leaders figure out they cannot let atheists dictate what can and cannot be said in our schools and public places. Our country was founded on "In God We Trust." We trusted God to bring us through World War I and World War II. We trusted God through the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Not long ago, President Bush proclaimed September 14, 2001 as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of the Terrorists attack on September 11, 2001. Just who does our Judges in the Appeals Court think we were praying to? It all comes back to "One Nation Under God." God is what makes our nation great. When we take our nation out from under God's protection, we are weak and defensless. It is time we woke up and stopped letting the atheists decide what is right for our children and what is legal for our schools. If you are reading this devotion in June or July of 2002, Please to to www.vote.com and vote "NO".

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ABOUT THE FLAG

The Pledge of Allegiance: A Short History
I Am The Flag
Flag Rules and Regulations

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