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1 John Vreeland  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 7:33:44am

Trust in God, but lock your house.

2 simoom  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 9:04:04am

A White House petition on this same topic passed the vote threshold required for an official response. Apparently they felt the need to pander to the Christian majority too:
http://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/response/religion-public-square

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO
Edit the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the phrase "Under God"

By Joshua DuBois

The separation of church and state outlined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is an important founding principle of our nation. Our nation's Bill of Rights guarantees not only that the government cannot establish an official religion, but also guarantees citizens' rights to practice the religion of their choosing or no religion at all.

Throughout our history, people of all faiths – as well as secular Americans – have played an important role in public life. And a robust dialogue about the role of religion in public life is an important part of our public discourse.

While the President strongly supports every American's right to religious freedom and the separation of church and state, that does not mean there's no role for religion in the public square.

When he was a Senator from Illinois, President Obama gave a keynote address at the Call to Renewal conference where he spoke about the important role religion plays in politics and in public life.

A sense of proportion should also guide those who police the boundaries between church and state. Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation - context matters.

That's why President Obama supports the use of the words "under God' in our Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust' on our currency. These phrases represent the important role religion plays in American public life, while we continue to recognize and protect the rights of secular Americans. As the President said in his inaugural address, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers." We're proud of that heritage, and the strength it brings to our great country.

I bolded the above as the first half, rather impressively, seems to be inconsistent with the second (all within a single sentence).

3 simoom  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 9:11:10am

^ LGF seems to change the "https" at the front of the above link to "http". You'll probably need to insert that "s" to get the link to work.

4 Gus  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 9:52:23am

U.S. Constitution - Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

5 Sionainn  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 10:11:29am

re: #4 Gus 802

U.S. Constitution - Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Is this part of the Constitution that they skipped when reading it out loud? //

6 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 11:14:09am

Another meaningless resolution passed that flies in the face of our own constitution. Congress can "recommend" that "In God We Trust" be plastered all over any public building, but that will not keep the circuit courts and the Supreme Court from making them remove it anytime there is a valid legal challenge filed against said display.

More meaningless pandering bullshit from the G.O.P. and sympathizers...

7 HappyWarrior  Wed, Nov 2, 2011 11:51:30am

I don't know why they felt the need to do this. Just stupid and a waste of time pandering to people who need the government to confirm their religious beliefs.


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