Separation Of Church And State
"In God We Trust" is our national motto.
(36 United States Code USC), Section 186)
"In God We Trust" has been on our coins since 1863, even
before it was our national motto. (31 USC, Section 5112(D)(1))
Our Pledge of Allegiance cites "one nation under God."
Both state legislatures and United States Congress employ paid
chaplains to pray at the opening of all sessions.
All military branches of the United States government have
The inscription on the Liberty Bell cites Leviticus 25:10.
"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty
throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:
it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every
man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto
A portrait of Moses with the Ten Commandments hangs above
the Speaker's chair in the United States Congress. (But
this is illegal in our public schools and municipal
government buildings.) It is shameful that the very
institution which governs us and makes the laws are able
to display the Ten Commandments but the citizens cannot.
Does this form of government sound familiar?
The Library of Congress (another government institution) has
statues of the apostle Paul and Moses, and it has large
inscriptions of Micah 6:8 and Psalms 19:1 prominently
displayed. (Try pulling that off at the next high school
"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth
the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love
mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
showeth his handiwork." Psalms 19:1
The Lincoln Memorial (Government property) has chiseled on
it, "Judgments of the Lord are righteous."
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to a soldier
"Known but to God."
There is a prayer room in Congress. (Go tell your local
school board you want the same thing that "our" Government
has....a prayer room. Better yet, ask the ACLU if they will
either allow prayer rooms in our schools or fight to have
the one in our Government removed... just for grins of course.)
This has to be the best one yet.
The very branch of our US Government which ruled against
prayers at a high school football game opens the Supreme
Court Session with the words, "God save the United States and
this honorable court." They do this publicly, not privately.
The United States Constitution refers to Jesus, stating
the Constitution was signed in 1787 "in the year of our Lord."
(Could the US Government explain which "Lord" they were
referring to on this document, if not Jesus?)
The United States Government has mandated "National Day of
Prayer." (36 USC, Section 169(h)). (Think about that....
The very government which has ruled against public prayer at
schools because of the misguided "Separation of Church and
State" doctrine has mandated a "National Day of Prayer"
-- by US Government Law!!)
Separation of Church and State. Maybe it is the believers
in the US who have been separated from the State. Has that
ever happened in recent world history? Think about it.
God Bless America!
[ Submitted by David Ballard -- from Aiken Drum ]
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