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Subject: General: Feinstein on the Pledge of Allegiance
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 10:16:23 -0400
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Statement of Senator Dianne Feinstein on the
9th Circuit Court Ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance
"I find the 9th Circuit Court's opinion embarrassing at best, and I hope
that this decision is promptly overturned by the United States Supreme Court.
This nation from its foundation has had a belief in God, and has a long
tradition of expressing that belief.
The Congress on April 22, 1864 first placed 'In God We Trust' on a coin, and
it has been on various coins of United States issue for a century and a half.
The words "Under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, and I have
never heard a single comment from anyone in a half century objecting to that.
I see no reason to reverse what has been over a century of American
tradition, and I am proud to be a cosponsor of S. Res. 292, 'The Pledge of the