The briefs in support of Michael Newdows "crusade" against the Pledge of Allegience are in; several are posted on Tom Goldsteins blog. Not surprisingly, the brief filed by the Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the ACLU object precisely because the reference to "under God" follows a tradition in this Country "of humbly seeking the wisdom and protection of Divine Providence." Of course, the invocation of the protection of Divine Providence comes directly from the Declaration of Independence. As Pontius Pilot once remarked, what more need have we of witnesses. The ACLUs attack is aimed at nothing less than our founding charter and the principles upon which our nation is based.