This will be my last post until after Christmas.

The wrods “In God We Trust” are not a violation of the First Amendment. The reason is simply that the Bill of Rights enumerates the rights of the People, not those of the States or the Federal government. Since the Constitution vests the power “to coin money” (Art.I, ยง 8.5) on the Legislative, the First Amendment does not apply – especially if the phrase has been used in the name of National Security. Since the presence of that phrase does not impede anyone’s freedom of expression, you can like it ot not. Some people burn the flag, and they have the right to do so; it doesn’t mean we are getting a new one.

On a separate note, the Pledge of Alliance is an oath to Country – not to any god or entity.

I now declare this discussion terminated.