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Ted Cruz: 'We won' case to keep 'one nation under God' in pledge (big fat lie)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
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On April 2, 2014, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), at the same Liberty University Convocation at which he claimed "religious liberty has never been more under assault", was also reported to have claimed to have argued, and won, a case before the Supreme Court in favor of keeping the phrase "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance:

The words, 'one nation under God,' you'll remember in California, when another atheist filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Pledge of Allegiance, and the federal court ordered the Pledge of Allegiance struck down. We went to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of all 50 states, defending the words "one nation under God," and we won. Unanimously.

Back in reality, Justice Antonin Scalia recused himself from the case, after which 5 of the 8 remaining justices dismissed the case altogether saying that they did not have proper standing to bring the case to court.

When Cruz said the decision was unanimous, that was a lie.

When Cruz said he "won," that was also a lie.

There wasn't even an official official ruling, period. The Supreme Court's response to the case best summarizes as "Don't waste our time."

Even with a high-profile senator in their ranks, the American Taliban will never be able to achieve victory in their war against reality.