God gave us our freedom and America now they want to take it all away from God. We all know what eventually happens to a godless nation.
"Government should not be cognizant of religion" - clearly, as much as possible, government should operate as though it is not even aware of religion. As if it does not even know religion exists. Obviously, that's not entirely possible, since it was important to them to protect the right to freedom of religion. However, things such as frivolous inclusion of religion on our currency is a clear and blatant violation of the separation principle.
James Madison clarified in several letters, which have been archived, that it is best for the benefit of both religion and government, that they should operate entirely separately.
Edited: Chris on 8th Mar, 2016 - 5:55pm
There are a few states that have "God" or references to a supreme being in their constitution / preamble. It seems to me that while the US constitution was not worded with it some states insisted by making it part of theirs.
Judge Again Asks Courtroom to Say Pledge After Jailing Lawyer for Refusing
Original Post Date: 8th Oct, 2010 - 5:33pm
Do you agree with this judge who decided to jail a lawyer because he won't recite the pledge?
Well, if I was in that court room I would have insisted that they say the ORIGINAL pledge:
While I understand why some people don't want to say "God" I think the grief over it is ridiculous. If a judge orders you to do something then do it, after you get out of court then you can see redress rather than ending up in jail where you can't do anything. Chris' idea is a good one or just pause when its time to say "God" its not like the end of the world.
A pause from "Under God" In The USA Pledge Of Allegiance? to share educational moment from antiquity:
Today is: 22nd July (GMT), in history on the 22nd of July, 1880 AD the following death happened:
Anna Caroline Oury: Composer, dies at 72