This week, a family from a Boston suburb challenged the words “Under God” in the pledge of allegiance, that is stated in public schools nationwide, in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Their argument is that the words go against the Equal Rights Amendment of the Massachusetts constitution.
David Niose, a representative for the family, had this to say:
It validates believers as good patriots and it invalidates atheists as non-believers at best and unpatriotic at worst.
Following that up, the hosts of FOX News’ “The Five” made a series of statements.
Co-host and former Bush press secretary Dana Perino started things off:
I’m tired of them. I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping “under God” in the pledge. If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here.
Bob Beckel conceded, “that’s a good point”.
Beckel asks if anybody knows if “Under God” was added to the Pledge and Eric Bolling says it was. Bolling began to explain the history behind it, but right before he did, he chose to cut off his statement by saying, “it doesn’t really matter”. Instead, he took a different route that went nowhere and mumbled himself out of the conversation.
Greg Gutfeld was in the middle of his “at least you aren’t being killed for it like in other countries” argument before he was cut off by a visibly angry Kimberly Guilfoyle. She then goes off on a rant packed with hypocrisy:
Why are they so special? I’m telling you that I find it offensive that a few people — these children are pawns for their parents political statements and beliefs, to try and enforce it on everybody else and inflict their belief system. It’s incredibly selfish, it’s small-minded, and I don’t think the court should cater to them. There is no good reason to do so.
Beckel finally closes the segment by making fun of Guilfoyle’s multiple marriages.