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fran1962 Wrote: good for you Illinois, now we need the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. and In God We Trust.
Put God back in schools, and in our Country then He will take care of everything else...........FACT
That would be your facts, but not mine. The first Amendment of the US Constitution: 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.
What this means is that our founders wanted religion out of the public sphere. Practice your religion in your home, in your place of worship, etc. DO NOT bring it into our schools, unless it is a religious school. ANY school getting public funding should not force children to pray for something they may not believe in. That is not your right to force it upon others.
And "In God We Trust" was adopted as our countries "official motto" in 1956, during the height of the cold war against the Russians. It was not anywhere in our Constitution and our Founders would probably be rather upset that it is our official motto.