TCU Daily Skiff Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Court must silence pledge uncertainty
Plaintiff has standing to bring case to high court

Last week, a California atheist argued to the Supreme Court that the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in his daughter’s public school classroom is unconstitutional. In question is one of the biggest church-state issues the high court will face this year.

This editorial board is split on the constitutionality of the pledge, but it firmly believes the Supreme Court should not sidestep the issue by ruling that Michael Newdow, the plaintiff, does not have standing to bring the lawsuit in his behalf or his daughter’s. This excuse not only allows an important social issue to allude confrontation, it is also false.
Editorial cartoon
Beauty of TCU is in full bloom

As Americans, we are in the middle of an era of political turmoil. The upcoming election has brought numerous issues to the forefront of our attention. I, along with many others, feel strongly about these issues. However, I think we should all take a break. Take a second to stop being angry or defensive and focus on something less serious. Stop and smell the flowers — TCU flowers that is.
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Editorial policy: The content of the Opinion page does not necessarily represent the views of Texas Christian University. Unsigned editorials represent the view of the TCU Daily Skiff editorial board. Signed letters, columns and cartoons represent the opinion of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board.

Letters to the editor: The Skiff welcomes letters to the editor for publication. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, signed and limited to 250 words. To submit a letter, bring it to the Skiff, Moudy 291S; mail it to TCU Box 298050; e-mail it to skiffletters@tcu.edu or fax it to (817)257-7133. Letters must include the author’s classification, major and phone number. The Skiff reserves the right to edit or reject letters for style, taste and size restrictions.
 
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