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Palin Pledge Faux Pas

In 2006, when Palin was running to be the governor of Alaska, she answered a questionnaire from the Eagle Forum. One of the questions was as follows, with Palin’s answer:

EF: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

What’s funny about this is that the phrase “Under God” wasn’t added to the pledge until 1951, and then only at meetings of the Knights of Columbus, and wasn’t officially changed by Congress until 1954. Founding fathers indeed!

Furthermore, even the God-less version of the Pledge wasn’t around at the time of the founding fathers. It was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892, more than 100 years after the founding of our country.

And the icing on the cake? Bellamy, the author of the pledge that Palin will fight for, was a socialist.

I guess Palin thinks that a socialist was a founding father.