26th March 22:25
get god out of government (god eternity)
This should be qualified. There can be no "God" in a FREE government.
Theocratic dictatorial regimes abound like Taliban-run Afghanistan, Saudi
Arabia, Iran under the Ayatollahs, the Juche run North Korean government, the
Catholic Vatican government and, of course, the United States under Bush and
Thanks to the anti-American Christian-supremacist McCarthyites during the
1950s. Certainly it wasn't there when the country was founded and the change is
relatively recent. You want proof? Go get a "silver certificate" dollar from
the 1930s. A lot of people keep them around because they're reasonably rare but
do turn up once in a while. Look for "In God We Trust" on the dollar. You will
not find it. Our country survived just fine for 181 years without a religious
slogan on our currency. The last 46 does not an eternity make.
Rich Goranson, Amherst, NY, USA (aa#MCMXCIX, a-vet#1)
EAC Ill-Legal Dept. "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here"
"My country, right or wrong; to be defended when right and righted when wrong."
- Thomas Jefferson