Pledge to Learn Something About American History

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin answered some questions from the Eagle Forum back in 2006. One of them shows that Palin was sleeping through civics and doesn’t follow news of hot-button cases concerning the Pledge of Allegiance.

11. 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.

Is the Republican party aiming to reconstruct themselves as a resurgent Know-Nothing Party? They seem to have taken a large step in that direction. Of course, it could be possible that Palin has learned something about this in the intervening years. Maybe a reporter should give her a pop quiz ask for for an update on this.

archy has the remedial civics lesson for Palin. And a hat tip to GCT at AtBC for pointing this out.

Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.