One of the arguments supporters of the current Pledge of Allegiance like to put forth for not ridding it of the words “under God” added in 1954 during the McCarthy Red Scare is that folks who want to say the Pledge without those two words can just omit them if they don’t like them. That wouldn’t go over well with this nutcase who wants a law passed making the omission of said words a crime:
I’m making a proposal that the authorities make a ruling or law order: “That any group of people, civic, township, county, religious or social, that stand up in public to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag (our country) and omits ‘under God’ in their standing pledge, could be, shall be, charged with a misdemeanor or such and can be arrested, held accountable.”
Fortunately this is just a letter to the editor of the York Daily Record and the rest of the letter goes on to show how much of a nutcase he truly is. According to the letter writer, a mister Earl S. Thoman, the Pledge wasn’t written by Francis Bellamy in August 1892, but was made in 1620 on the ship Mayflower before landing at Plymouth Rock. He feels the Supreme Court should be tried for treason and that the ACLU should be barred from this country (what other country as an ACLU?). Near the end he asks the following:
Crazy, stupid, dumb?
Yes, yes, and yes. But then that’s only to be expected of someone who buys into Christian mythology so much that they would criminalize any perceived offense against it.