The Pledge of Allegiance’s ban by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will probably have been reversed and the public furor will have faded away by the time this issue of your favorite journal reaches you. In the end, all that will have happened is that the politicians will have enjoyed an opportunity to exhibit their courageous support for God and the flag.
In the last half-century, federal courts have rearranged race relations in America in a way that has affected private as well as public life; they have overturned most state constitutions, adopted by the people, in the interest of “one man, one vote”; they have overturned laws of most of the states in order to make possible baby-killing on a massive scale; they have taken over numerous local governments and school districts and levied taxes on citizens, though the right of the people not to be taxed without their consent has been the core principle of freedom since the Founding; they have made criminal law into a contest of technicalities rather than of proof and justice.
In short, a judicial oligarchy has seized massive amounts of power from the people and their elected representatives and has subverted the Constitution and government by the consent of the governed. In response, there have been little more than scattered murmurs from the victims.
But let the courts meddle with something...