Senator Talks Up 'Pledge of Allegiance' Bill at SeMo VFW Post

JANUARY 5, 2006 - Posted at 8:22 a.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Missouri Senator Jim Talent used a visit to a VFW post in Cape Girardeau to talk up his bill that would ban court challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Talent said the legislation is in response to federal court rulings in California in 2002 and last year that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional.  He said the pledge is one of the nation's unifying symbols.

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