Erasing America’s Religious Heritage
- Janet Parshall Writer and talk show host
- 2005 23 Nov
November 21, 2005
Michael Newdow garnered national attention by working to eliminate the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. He lost the first round before the liberal Ninth Circuit but he filed again and his case is currently pending.
But he’s not waiting for the decision. He’s working now to strip the words, “In God we Trust” from the nation’s currency. He thinks the motto “excludes people who don’t believe in God.”
Newdow wants us to forget our religious heritage. He thinks the rights of the minority overrule the will of the majority. According to one survey, 4/10th of 1 percent of adults in this country claim to be atheists and a majority of Americans believe in God. But put his case in the hands of liberal judicial activists, and we’ll have to start printing new money.
Few people in this country believe that the trip-wire of the Establishment clause of the First Amendment is hit by putting “In God we Trust” on our money. Newdow’s actions are yet another attempt to strip the culture of any acknowledgement of religion.