By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Letter: This country is for the born and unborn
Kemp legislature..jpg
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right, speaks to members of the Georgia House as House Speaker David Ralston looks on during the final 2019 legislative session at the State Capitol Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Atlanta. - photo by AP Photo/John Bazemore

Thank you John Wayne, oh excuse me, I mean Gov. Brian Kemp, for your decision to sign the heartbeat abortion bill giving liberty and justice for all "born and unborn," against the protest of the Hollywood group.

Before I married my Baptist wife, I was a member of the Catholic men's organization the Knights of Columbus, which, I believe, is the epitome of Catholicism. The Knights of Columbus are largely responsible for adding "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Louis C. Rabaut of Michigan was adopted by both chambers of Congress, and it was signed by President Eisenhower on Flag Day, June 14, 1954, thereby making official the amendment conceived, sponsored and put into practice by the Knights of Columbus more than three years before.

When the Knights of Columbus get together for a meeting, they always say the pledge and always add "born and unborn" after the words “liberty and justice for all.” My attempts to have this added have been futile, however, someday I would like to see “born and unborn” at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thank you Gov. Kemp for being steadfast in your decision.

Roger Keebaugh


Regional events