After it’s 2002 ruling that the word “under God” placed in the pledge of allegiance by a 1954 law aimed at battling godless communist was in fact a religious prayer in violation of the Constitutional guarantee of the separation of church and state, the Ninth Circuit reversed itself deciding last week that, no, it was not. Rather:

The daily schoolroom ritual is not a prayer, but instead “a recognition of our founders’ political philosophy that a power greater than the government gives the people their inalienable rights.”

So take that anti-American communist. We’ve got limited government guided by the Almighty; all you’ve got is a bunch of dudes.