June 18, 2004
Re Michael Ramirez's June 17 editorial cartoon (Commentary): In addition to taking the word "God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance, maybe we should take "indivisible" out as well. Tom Martin Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1988
I see Conrad also does not know the Pledge of Allegiance. This is understandable when his pledge seems to run: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the state of hypocrisy where I live; America wrong or very wrong, communists right or very right, with welfare poor and drugs in every neighborhood except mine. JAMES KNIZEK Santa Ana
June 21, 2013 |
'He who pays the piper calls the tune" is a familiar piece of folk wisdom, but the Supreme Court rightly reaffirmed this week that it is bad constitutional law. At issue was a 2003 law under which the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Agency for International Development have spent billions of dollars to contain the spread of HIV/AIDs. Nongovernmental organizations that deliver services could not spend federal funds "to promote or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution or sex trafficking" - a requirement Congress was free to impose.
September 19, 2005
After reading the Sept. 16 letters to the editor, I wonder if, instead of deleting "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, it might be time to remove "indivisible" instead. MICHAEL DANIELS Studio City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995
An article I recently read made my blood boil! State Assemblyman Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) has voiced the feeling of so many of us who, once again, are appalled by the attitude of a small number of today's young people. For the student government of Saddleback College to decide that the Pledge of Allegiance will not be said at the beginning of their meetings is unconscionable. We are privileged to live in the greatest country in the world. The very structure of our democracy gives us the opportunity to voice our opinions while still protecting the rights of all its people.