Dude’s bearing false witness again

Trump again pretending to think Democrats are mean to “God” and that he gives a shit:

Before playing golf on Saturday, Donald Trump took time to spread a false claim about God on Twitter.

“The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat [sic] National Convention,” the president wrote.

“At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from – it’s done. Vote Nov[ember] 3!”

It should be where they’re coming from, but it isn’t. It should be because school children are forced to say the pledge, and nobody should be forced to make avowals about god, including children. But the Dems are never interested in resisting forced religion, least of all now.

Politifact says it’s not true.

“Some Democratic caucus members omitted ‘one nation under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance during [convention] meetings,” the fact-checking website wrote. “But the line was not excluded from any of the convention’s primetime televised spots.

“On the first night … participants sang the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ instead of saying the Pledge of Allegiance. On the secondthird and fourth nights, ‘under God’ was included in the pledge.”

It shouldn’t have been. “God” is a fiction. Nevertheless it was.

Under the first amendment to the US constitution, church and state are formally separate.

“Formally,” meaning, actually we mostly ignore that and cheerfully force religion in people whether they like it or not.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Baptist minister in 1892, but it did not then include the words “under God”. They were formally added in 1954, when President Dwight D Eisenhower signed them into law.

To show the Godless Communists a thing or two.

The pledge is widely, though not universally, recited in American public schools, which under a 1943 supreme court ruling cannot force students to say it.

In 2019, an 11-year-old student in Lakeland, Florida was arrested after refusing to stand for the pledge at the start of his sixth-grade day, because he believed the US flag symbolised the oppression of African Americans.

Police said the boy was arrested because he caused a disturbance. The case was eventually dropped.

You will explicitly state your submission to The God whether you believe in it or not and whether you choose to submit to it or not. We have ways of forcing you even if it is unconstitutional.

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