I'm not sure the courtroom is the appropriate place for the Pledge of Allegiance....
From TheSmokingGun -- OCTOBER 7--A Mississippi judge yesterday jailed a lawyer who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.
Attorney Danny Lampley, 49, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn cited him for criminal contempt of court for failing to recite the 31-word Pledge at the outset of the morning’s proceedings at the Lee County courthouse.
Kids learning the Pledge in school as part of an American history curriculum is fine, but I still have reservations about forced pledges of allegiance. Like a torture confession, if it's forced how sincere is it?
Citizens volunteering to recite the pledge is terrific. I'm just not sure what making everybody recite the Pledge before holding court has to do with Constitutional jurisprudence. Maybe I'm missing something. If anybody can relate what the Pledge of Allegiance has to do with the adjudication of conflict and the rule of law, I'd like to hear it.