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State Pledge

David Wallace Croft

2008 Sep 06 Sat

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On 2007 August 7th, the same day that a judge heard oral arguments on our Moment of Silence lawsuit, our attorney Dean Cook filed a new lawsuit on behalf of my family and another North Texas family challenging the constitutionality of a new law adding the words "under God" to the Texas state pledge.

On 2007 August 28th, a few days after the school year started when the new state pledge law went into effect, another judge denied our request for a preliminary injunction. Since then, our attorney has filed briefs requesting a motion for summary judgment. The next step is that the judge may choose to hear oral arguments or make his decision based on the written briefs.





Excusal Letter

At the beginning of each school year, we submit a letter to the teachers of our school children excusing our children from standing for the pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags. The letter cites the appropriate section of the Texas law that permits parents to do so. I have included a template version of the letter here for parents to download and reuse.

One Nation Indivisible

During the recitation of pledges in our public school classrooms, you will see some students choosing to remain seated while others stand. What does this mean to our one nation indivisible? It means religious laws divide us.


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