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-Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Complaint Against ‘So help me God’ in Presidential Oath

by Dr. D ~ May 17th, 2011

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On Monday (5/16), the Supreme Court of the USA refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow who brought a complaint against the traditional reference to God (“So help me God”) in the Presidential Oath of office.

Newdow originally sued to stop Barack Obama from using the traditional oath and lost. He wanted to overturn an appeals court’s ruling against him with an eye toward the future but the high court refused to consider the case.

This is the second such case that Newdow has brought against official references to God.  In the first case, he challenged the use of “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency and lost that one also.

Response: If all references to God were to be purged from the US government than the founding documents of this republic themselves would have to be revised. How can references to God be considered as ‘unconstitutional’ when the very writers of the document itself appealed to the Creator numerous times for help during its composition?

I recently visited Washington DC and took in most of the monuments. Hundreds of references to God are etched in stone every where you turn. Are these now to be considered as ‘unconstitutional’? I think not.

I even noted 3 or 4 references in quotes at the Jefferson’s monument who is supposed to be the champion of ‘separation of church and state’ yet did not feel constrained from mentioning the Creator in numerous official documents during his presidency.            *Top

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