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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
TRENTON (Worthy News)-- A New Jersey high school senior has won her case to keep "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, according to Fox News.
Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School, released a statement that said: "I'm so grateful the court decided that kids like me shouldn't be silenced just because some people object to timeless American values."
"The message today is loud and clear: 'God' is not a dirty word," wrote Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represented Jones. "The Pledge of Allegiance isn't a prayer, and reciting it doesn't magically create an official state religion."
David Niose, an attorney for the American Humanist Association, had argued that public schools should not "engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God." But the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District doesn't require students to recite the Pledge and the Supreme Court ruled that students could not be forced to do so back in 1943.