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Texas Pledge and God

Earlier this month, the state of Texas has added God to the Texas Pledge. Texas state Rep. Debbie Riddle recently told the Houston Chronicle, "Personally, I felt like the Texas pledge had a big old hole in it."

And so the Texas House voted 124 -5 to put the words "Under God" in the Texas state pledge of allegiance recited by thousands of school children every day. The pledge with the change reads: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

"I am simply mirroring our national pledge," Riddle said.

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Kind of silly by Brandon

Personally, although I’m religious, I wouldn’t have a problem with them removing "under God" from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance – or "In God We Trust" from U.S. money, for that matter.

As for the Texas Pledge, does it sound a little silly in the new form to anyone else? Like the new words were just thrown in there to "mirror" the U.S. version…

Also, the last clause "one and indivisible" seems to reference God now, instead of Texas, which was the original intent (I assume).

Here’s the text of the Act.

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Kind of Scary Too by gnifyus

Whenever I hear news like this I always imagine the endless discussions and debate leading up to whatever the final decision comes to be on complete non-issues like this.
I don’t know the "real" problems (except the recent flooding) facing Texas as a state, but I’m sure they must have more important things to think about than this. I find it hard to imagine that anyone was losing sleep over the old Texas Pledge, and I sadly wonder what is happening when matters of religion become documented parts of state legislation. Even though this particular thing is somewhat small, it shows a certain intent and direction in thinking. Religion, or lack of, needs to be separate from the activities of government, or slowly but surely the cloud of theocracy, surrounding those who would use religion solely as a persuasive weapon will cover over everything.

And now we all get to carry a gun! This is phase II of the South raising again. Now if Willie Nelson would just run for President. Just returned from NY City and I think this State called Texas, really just could be Heaven or damn close! How hot is it in Hell? LOL!

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Changing History by Anonymous

When this country was founded, our forefathers created this ‘Under God’. Whether you like it or not, that is history. You cannot go back and change what happened 200+ years ago!

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