Having a President who is also a Constitution Lawyer, is the best thing that could happen for and to We the People of the United States, the reason why Obamacare is constitutional up held by the courts. Now it is time for we the people to be counted, the tea party claims of understanding the constitution have not stood up to the light of day. The framers of the constitution were men of great faith that is why it was written this way. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
“The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Please note, it does not say God or name any one faith, it’s their Creator ratified to say: and secure the Blessings of Liberty. Remember the reason why so many came here at first was for religious freedom, taxation without representation came much later. Guess some have forgotten the real reason people came here, that’s the way it looks to me.
No one had a problem with the Pledge Allegiance until after 1954 when under God was added, here is the history of. As found at www.http://www.ushistory.org/pledge.htm
The socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931) wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in August 1892. Originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that citizens in any country would use the pledge. In its original form it read:
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1923, the words, "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. At this time it read:
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today. Bellamy's daughter objected to this alteration. Today it reads:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
It's understandable why his daughter was upset, those two little words changed it too much for many. As a nation established in part on religious freedom for all people, it no longer included every person. I'm sure many will disagree with me, I'm okay with that. My faith has been questioned by many people in different ways, having listened to their judgement of me, has held no weight with me. For there is only one qualified to stand in judgement of me and I'm willing wait. As my dad would tell me "You'll know if you've been bad or good when you get home." I'm willing to wait, until then I'll continue doing the best I can, with what I got to work with.