*Previously Recorded by Phyllis Schlafly // February 2012*
One of the biggest lies taught to young Americans is that our Constitution and laws require government to enforce a total separation of church and state. Here is a list of familiar examples that prove America has never mandated a complete separation of church and state:
Our Pledge of Allegiance contains the words “one nation under God.”
A portrait of Moses with the Ten Commandments tablet is on the wall of the United States Supreme Court.
The Lincoln Memorial has chiseled in it “Judgments of the Lord are righteous.”
There is a prayer room in Congress.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to a soldier “known but to God.”
The United States Supreme Court always opens with the words “God save the United States and this Honorable Court,” and witnesses swear to tell the truth, so help me God.
The inscription on the Liberty Bell cites Leviticus 25:10. All our military branches pay the salaries of chaplains.
We have mandated a National Day of Prayer.
We have a mandated Thanksgiving when we are asked to give thanks to God.
We celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, as a national holiday. The last stanza of our National Anthem refers to God.
Our Declaration of Independence refers to God four times.
Our calendar is dated from the year of the birth of Jesus Christ. Our coins and money bills are inscribed with “In God We Trust.” Famous American songs: My Country ‘Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic all mention God.
The United States Constitution refers to Jesus when it was signed, just above John Hancock’s signature, “in the year of Our Lord,” 1787.
Parents, you should remind your children of these facts because public schools are teaching them absolutely nothing about our religious history and heritage.