In God we trust
Yup, he's at it again, Michael newdow is sueing to remove "In God we trust" from our money. Where does this loon get all this money to keep filing stuff for his own spotlight? Does he not know this phrase isn't religious? Does he not realize the Judeo-Christian background of this country is what makes it so good? Can you imagine if Athiests framed the constitution? we'd be in civil wars every 10 years. We'd have poligamy running rampant. We'd still have slavery. We'd basicly be living in anarchy because there would be no rigid backbone to society. While I dont beleive religion should be pushed upon someone, as they should be asking it to be imposed on themselve individually, but on the flip side, you cant erase it completely. anyways, here's the article and several sources:
Newdow should actually read the Constitution
It appears as if Michael Newdow is at it again. Recently I was listening to KCBS on my way in to work and I heard the unbelievable story about the lawsuit filed by atheist Michael Newdow. This time, he is attacking the "in God we trust' wording on our money. His lawsuit against "under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance is still in process as well.
His claim is that wording on our coins violate the separation of church and state that is covered in our Constitution. Doesn't he understand the meaning of separation of church and state? Doesn't he understand the fundamentals of the United States? I understand that everyone has a right to their opinion, but this has gone far enough.
The separation of church and state simply means that the U.S. government will not select a religion for its citizens. And the U.S. government will not punish a citizen for practicing their own religion and praying to their own god or idol, should a person choose that path. As long as they do not violate the law, a person is free to practice the religion they select of their own free will.
Another thing that Mr. Newdow either doesn't realize or doesn't care to admit is that this country's value system is based on a god-based faith. Maybe Mr. Newdow should read the Constitution again and again, and see what I mean by that. Where does he think we get our laws from? How about "thou shall not kill?' That not only is a law, but one of the Ten Commandments? People like him don't want the Ten Commandments shown in our courtrooms. But since some laws were written from them, should we no longer follow those laws? What message are we looking to send?
If U.S. currency truly offends Mr. Newdow, then he should stop using it. He can use checks and credit cards so that he does not have to see such harmful words. If that isn't enough, perhaps he could donate it to a church or needy children or to anyone who needs it. Trust me, they wouldn't have a challenge with "in God we trust'. But then again, by the sheer fact that he would donate money, others might think God does exist, so maybe he shouldn't.
Let's say we do take out all religious writings and sayings from any official government documents, currency, proceedings or gatherings, what would Mr. Newdow put in place of it? What would our money say on it? How about "in our Constitution we trust'? I don't think so.
I am calling out Mr. Newdow for a debate on our Constitution. I would love sit down with him in an open forum and exchange thoughts on how we both see this great nation and our Constitution. Clearly, we see it differently. So, anytime, any place, I will be there.