The link. In a nutshell (emphasis on “nut”)- the Texas Legislature has added the phrase “one state under God” to the (mandatory for students) Texas pledge.
First off, I grew up in Texas, spent most of my adult life there, and I had no idea that Texas had a state pledge. Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention.
Second, how the hell could something like this pass? I can understand how it got proposed- State Rep. Debbie Riddle wants to look pious, or something. But why the heck didn’t anyone say, “Hey, isn’t this pretty much exactly what we’re NOT supposed to do?”
I guess it’s not completely mandatory for students to add the extra deity-fellating phrase, since they can always bring in a note from mommy or daddy excusing them from saying it. Still, though- why is this even fucking necessary? Is God going to forget about the second-largest state in the union just because they don’t say his name every damn morning?
I’m so glad I moved, three years ago. I just wish that they wouldn’t keep reminding me WHY I’m so glad I moved. It’s gotten so that I’m embarrassed to tell people where I was born.