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@5QZSNPRDemocratfrom Ohio  answered…12mos

If you're going to nit pick division of church and state then say out of the bible when denying gays the right to marriage; women the right to an abortion or birth control - you can't pick and choose.

@5QTFJ3YRepublicanfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Our rights are God-given. George Washington would have considered such a proposal to be very destructive: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens...."

@5ZZWY35Democratfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

No, total removal would be a large cost for a generally low value goal.

@5Y9K8CYConstitutionfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

The first amendment is about protecting citizens from government interference in their religious practices, not about removing the influence of religion from the public arena, including government activities. I fail to see how references to God on money and monuments equate to the establishment of religion. Removing references to God, just as surely, arguably support the establishment of secular humanism as a religion. These things were done at a time in history when religion took a more central role in our culture and in government affairs. No, don't remove such historic religious references. It's a waste of time and money and represents "sanitation" of the history of our nation. It's important that we, as a nation, remember the past from which we came.

@6DVQJYNGreenfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Yes, religion is the root of all evil. It is a vessel for power and control.

@5QZW995Democratfrom Georgia  answered…12mos

Yes, from this point forward. However, history is history and this is an unnecessary expense. It shows us where we have been and how we evolve.

@FJFaithfulConstitutionfrom New Jersey  answered…12mos

No, America should make Fat Jesus the replacement of Christianity and the church should run the state.

@5R2ZR7YRepublicanfrom Massachusetts  answered…12mos

Much of the "cryptic" symbols & references on our US American currency came about during our struggles to become a "new nation" during the past 400+ years. People from other countries (with their OWN cryptic symbols & religious references) should not come to the US & attempt to force us to change OUR history/historical belief references just because THEY don't agree with US. This includes Americans who chose to be atheist, agnostic, or of any obscure religion -or none at all. You work here (or collect welfare/unemployment, etc.) & receive US funds & are happy to try every means possible to acquire those funds to spend on the lifestyle you feel you deserve; THEN you want to admonish the majority of citizens for have references you don't like on that same currency!

@9XMVLDBWomen’s Equality from Georgia answered…22hrs

I strongly support a separation of church and state, but I think we should do more to advance the representation of those who practice other religions or do not follow any religion at all. I also strongly support the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which bars the government from making laws based on religious beliefs.

@9XKGHNBTranshumanist from Texas answered…5 days

I support separation of church and state but we shouldn't remove God from anything

@9XG4HLMSocialist from New York answered…1wk

No, the government should not violate natural law and pretend as if God doesn’t exist

@9X85ZWYIndependent from Virginia answered…2wks

yes but keep God on the money federal buildings and monuments

@9M8VGVJVeteran from Illinois answered…12mos

No, do not remove existing references to God on money, federal buildings and national monuments as they are a part of our history.

@9MM6CW7Peace and Freedom from Ohio answered…12mos

No the government should support separation of church and state by separating church and state. Your religion shouldn't make laws or take them away.

@9MKPSD2Working Family from Idaho answered…12mos

@9M2KQ7JDemocrat from North Carolina answered…12mos

Yes, it creates a bias against religions that do not believe in God, but do not wast money on removing existing references

@9LR58Q7Progressive from Illinois answered…12mos

Yes, religion has no place in determining how the state or country is ran.

@9LKBF8TConstitution from California answered…12mos

There is no need to "scrub clean" religeon in the State unless it is detrimental to the advancements of the country.

@9LDD98FDemocrat from New Jersey answered…12mos

Yes. Not everyone has the same religion in America. Having religion influence laws just creates more biases when religion shouldn't have anything to do with the law in the first place.

@9L6RSX2Women’s Equality from Oklahoma answered…12mos

I think they should stay and more should only be added if people want them to.

@9L4SGTDVeteran from New Jersey answered…12mos

No, the state should implement the church and state as one structure again.

@Brendan-FinkenSocialist from Nebraska answered…12mos

The state and church interference should be dismantled as it causes priests in some “super churches” to become rich, however there is no need to change monuments or currency because it references god.

@9KMLSN8Democrat from Wisconsin answered…12mos

No, as long as the government doesn't force anyone to participate in any specific religion.

@9KBL37KConstitution from California answered…12mos

No American values and most of the constitution is somewhat synonymous with Christianity. There is not freedom apart from that religion. We need to be reminded of that or we will find ourself at the mercy of a tyrant.

@Monica-HartLibertarian from Utah answered…12mos

No, but there should be a more inclusive reference to the varied beliefs of our nation.

@9K2L2C7Women’s Equality from Kansas answered…1yr

No, I don't believe it is necessary to remove them and cost taxpayers. However, the separation of church and state is very important.

@9JG7JG9Libertarian from Pennsylvania answered…1yr

No, but do not add references to God on newer buildings and monuments.

@9JCPVTJAmerican Solidarity from Iowa answered…1yr

No, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history and it would cost too much to change

@9JBSGRQVeteran from Tennessee answered…1yr

No, we should have the church reconnected with the government, abolish separation of church and state.

@9J997J7Socialist from Oregon answered…1yr

Yes, references to God and other christian figures is clear violation of the 1st amendment, as it promotes one religion over another

@9J867F5Veteran from Kentucky answered…1yr

no, I don't believe in a separation between church and state

@9J82FX6Green from Illinois answered…1yr

I do not think we need to remove existing references and we certainly do not need to waste physical money, but rather keep it off moving forward.

@9HXVPR8Libertarian from Maryland answered…1yr

No, instead make the references to god symbolic, not relgious.

@9HXT7ZDGreen from Pennsylvania answered…1yr

It doesn't need to be removed, just deemphasized. Personally held beliefs can be informed by one's own spirituality, but as far as policy and practices are concerned, there should be no religious influences or references made, outside of historical quotes or personal comments. When it comes to defining political platforms or discussing moral debates as they pertain to policy and practice, religion should be left out of it completely.

@9HT8PRSPeace and Freedom from Illinois answered…1yr

I don't like that it's there but it's not worth the cost to remove it.

@9HQYXQYVeteran from Arizona answered…1yr

No, there is no law requiring the separation it was merely a letter to the continental congress from Thomas Jefferson. If some one can find a law please post it. I have put this challenge out a few hundred times with no federal laws confirmed.

@9HQ7RV2Peace and Freedom from California answered…1yr

No, but ban future monuments, currency, and federal buildings from displaying references to god.

@9HLTGFNPeace and Freedom from Indiana answered…1yr

@9HKQ8LTLibertarian from Kansas answered…1yr

Separation of church and state is only to keep the government out of church

@9HHY7RMLibertarian from California answered…1yr

@9HD758QRepublican from Texas answered…1yr

No as long as it says God not Lord, Jesus, or any other specific deity names

@9HCT76WLibertarian from Florida answered…1yr

No, as our heritage and even current spirit as a country and nation are rooted in Judeo-Christianity, and therefore these references are fully appropriate reminders to what and who we are.

@9H9T9RZPeace and Freedom from North Carolina answered…1yr

I don't like the feeling of religion being pushed on to me, but a lot of people identify with religion. I don't agree with religion being the main reason for people's justification on different laws such as same sex marriage and abortion.

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