Re: NBC & The U.S. Open: Pledge of Allegiance
Right on Cutter! Red Skelton's explanation of the pledge IS excellent.
The separation of church and state was also intended to clarify that no "official government religion" of the United States (think Church of England) would ever be established. The separation of church and state was never intended to mean that the 10 commandments, or the "under God" in the pledge was to be "eliminated from places of government or public education." It has been bastardized to the n-th degree.