Roger Ebert has written a fantastic article discussing the consitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance. Ebert breaks down exactly why the “under God” portion of the Pledge is unconstitutional, and why the Bush administration is being disingenuous by saying that this is restricting people from saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
To bottom-line it for you: the courts are not saying that the Pledge itself is unconstitutional: it is only the “under God” that is unconstitutional. Remove “under God” from the Pledge (and I would like to point out yet again that “under God” was not added to the Pledge for almost 70 years (1954)), and the Pledge is consitutional.
Separation of Church and State. Constitution of the United States. Shouldn’t someone in our current administration be familiar with these?