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No, as long as there are no references to specific religions, a clear separation of church and state exists
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Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. 1yr ago from a Republican in Ketchikan, AK.
ABSOLUTELY NO!!!! We were founded at a Christian nation and should continue. 1yr ago from a Republican in Lowell, MA.
Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ. - George Washington We have this day [Fourth of July] restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His Kingdom come. - Samuel Adams Congress printed a Bible for America and said: “The United States in Congress assembled … recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States … a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools.” - United States Congress 1782 Congress passed this resolution: “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” - United States Congress 1782 There is no such thing as separation of Church and state, no where can it be found in the founding documents. It was made up by a bigoted judge on the U.S. Spreme Court. 1yr ago from a Republican in Lakemore, OH.
Yes - this nation was not and is not a Christian nation. Pursuant to the 1st Amendment, there is no established faith for the USA; ergo, any references to God in or on government property or currency should be removed. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Albuquerque, NM.
Since what we have now is actually a part of the history of our country, it should be left as is, however, adding anything in the future would clearly be a violation of the separation of church and state. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Billings, MT.
America was founded by Christians, and just because we let foreigners move here that don't hold our current stances doesn't make it right for them to take away ours. If this were the case then we shouldn't allow other churches within the state, period. Besides it would cost too much to completely redo everything just to appease people with opposite opinion. If there's one thing I've learned is there is always more than one view to life and if others can not accept that then they don't belong here. Obviously we are trying to promote that but it is a part of our history and it maintains the idea that we stand for the good of all things. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Belleville, IL.
Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Christ was very clear about this. If one religious creed is accepted, then where is the free speech to others who also want to be accepted. Leave what currently stands, but exclude from future. Let religious organizations keep God in their monuments. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Sun City, AZ.
Tough question. Christianity is a large part of our national heritage and I don't think it should be swept under the rug as if it is shameful. However, the First Amendment exists for a reason, and no one should be forced to share in a faith they don't hold. 1yr ago from a Republican in Coppell, TX.
I dont really care, just as long it doesnt seem that we are a country run by a religion. 1yr ago from a Green in Miami, FL.
No, as long as they don't say that all the other religions have to believe in God. Some People just get to offended. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Winder, GA.
It dont matter. 1yr ago from a Democrat in York, PA.
No because it's been there for a long time and hasn't hurt anyone prior to now. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Garden City, ID.
Religious freedom is a must in this country. Although many common religions even non Christian based, praise a for of God, it is never in the same light as the Christian version the US projects. This practice only alienates those who do not believe in the same form of God or have no God at all. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Altamonte Springs, FL.
If they were placed there at the time the monument was erected then that is part of the original architecture and design and should not be messed with. Anything new unless it is a memorial, which the memorial can include religious references, should not have it there. And on the currency did not start until the 1950's so take it off of there. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Duluth, GA.
Yes, have and keep separation of church and state. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Jefferson, OR.
No - we have more important things to worry about for the immediate future. 1yr ago from a Republican in Eugene, OR.
No, because taxpayers money going toward the removal of "references" is frivolous. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Everett, WA.
I just think this is politically impossible to achieve. 1yr ago from a Green in Springfield, MO.
Everything but the national monuments, which are monuments of history, which may include references to God because the references are part of history. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Potwin, KS.
I am torn because I believe that we were brought up on separation, with people believing in different gods, but than I also think that Taking down monuments and other things that represent god is a bad idea because it has been their for so long. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA.
It is fiat anyway so what would God care and why should we even use these FRN's that enslave us? It is the biggest FRAUD in history!. 1yr ago from a Republican in New Freedom, PA.
Yes if they are going to separate church and state then they need to do that completely not when it benefits them. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA.
Does it really matter? Get over it people. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Fosterville, TN.
It doesn't hurt me so I don't care. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Warrensburg, MO.
Take it off of our money but on everything else is should remain the same. And it should not be removed from anything else. 1yr ago from a Republican in Spokane, WA.
Yes, to aspects of government. Forms of art and such should be allowed because of freedom of artistic expression. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Ypsilanti, MI.
Yes, I am religious, but don't want the government to privilege even my views. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Hobart, IN.
No, these buildings, monuments, and other aspects of government are historical landmarks, and shouldn’t be defiled because some pussy has his feelings hurt. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Roachdale, IN.
No. Respect for God's laws will result in national success. "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is [i.e., brings God's] reproach to any people." -- Solomon. Unfortunately many U.S. citizens consider themselves to be wiser than Solomon. 1yr ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
Yes, but leave references in place where it is a part of the original structure. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Carlsborg, WA.
No, because the change is purely cosmetic. The money is better spent doing more practical things. 1yr ago from a Democrat in San Ramon, CA.
No! We should uphold and strengthen the Judeo Christian values. It has been the very foundation that has made this country great and held us together as the wealthiest and most giving country in the world. 1yr ago from a Republican in East Olympia, WA.
Not if it going to cost taxpayers money to remove the references. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Brooklyn, NY.
The government should worry about more important things like the budget, health care, and unemployment. We waste enough money just printing it in the first place. Changing it costs more. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Comstock Park, MI.
Take it off currency. Don't add it to anything new. Keep it in existing monuments. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in West Sacramento, CA.
No. That would be a waste of time and money. 1yr ago from a Green in Waldron, MO.
I believe something promoting human advancement would be pleasing. 1yr ago from a Democrat in West Jordan, UT.
Leave it alone. "In god we trust" is the equivalent of saying merry Christmas instead of happy holidays it's not meant to offend or exclude. We just don't need to add it to anything new. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Durham, NC.
Restore 'e pluribus unum'. 1yr ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
Having god referenced on a coin or in a song or in a pledge is fine. But the separation of church and state means that references to god should not used in deciding federal laws and policies. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Medford, NY.
No, there are references to lots of other things in currency etc such as illuminati symbols as well, it doesn't matter. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Manlius, NY.
Remove from money and take the words 'under God' out of the pledge to the flag. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Farmington, UT.
All property should be private and their owners should decide what is one the property. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Baton Rouge, LA.
I could care less what the money says on it. It would just be nice if it was really worth something. 1yr ago from a Republican in Chicago, IL.
Keep as long as it's not always a reference to a Christian God. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Towson, MD.
The government should not issue currency, possess buildings or national monuments. 1yr ago from a Libertarian in Potwin, KS.
There are more important issues to worry about. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Kincaid, IL.
I have no problem with having God on monuments or money, but I have a problem with basing laws on what people think God wants. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Clinton, MS.
Notwithstanding certain historical, literary, philosophical exceptions, I say emphatically YES! Off all money now! Out of the Pledge. All that '50s stuff. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Newark, OH.
Leave what exists (currency, etc), but maintain a separation in all government rulings, decision making processes, etc. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Malden, MA.