Judges took proper stand on pledge

Rabid theists have decried a federal court’s long overdue and proper ruling that the words “under God” in the loyalty oath are unconstitutional. Two brave, patriotic judges took rightful steps to halt the deterioration of religious liberty in America, guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, specifically by the constitutional principle of separation between government and religion.

That government should endorse religion, in any sense, is conspicuously absent from the Constitution.

Another supreme law of the land, the Treaty with Tripoli, reads, “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion ...”

The writings of Jefferson, Madison, Washington and Adams show our nation was intended to be free from the quagmire of faith-based governments of Europe, spawned from the Dark Age of Catholic domination.

American citizens need neither a loyalty oath nor an official religious slogan. Congress must act now to restore “E Pluribus Unum” and simultaneously remove “God” from currency.

American atheists challenged the government’s religious sloganeering in 1978. In O’Hair vs. Blumenthal, the court opined, “Its use is of a patriotic or ceremonial character and bears no true resemblance to a governmental sponsorship of religious exercise.”

Ceremonial deism and religious sloganeering subvert the Constitution because they are coercive acts by government, forcing 26 million atheist Americans to daily acknowledge the state God. Subversion of the Constitution is not just an attack on the American way of life, but an attack on the foundation of our government.

That, citizens, is treasonous.

Larry Darby
Montgomery