-- Sarah Palin on the use of "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
As your Sun-Times' Zay Smith reminds us, the Pledge was not written until 1892 and the words "under God" were only added in the 1950s.
But Palin's apparent gaff may not have been a mistake.
Consider the following:
- Alaska became the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959, and
- In addition to being a former beauty queen, Sarah Palin was also a member of the secessionist Alaska Independence Party, and
- Sarah Palin recorded a message welcoming the secessionists to their 2008 party convention, and
- Joe Vogler, founder of the secessionist Alaska Independence Party, stated in the "Introduction" section of the party's official website, "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions," and
- If we apply Occam's Razor and assume that Sarah Palin understood the words leaving her own mouth, then
- The "Founding Fathers" of the 1950's to which Sarah Palin was referring were the founders of sovereign and independent nation of Alaska.