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From the September AD 2002
Our Lady of the Rosary
Parish Bulletin

    Question: Should Christians be trying to obtain an amendment to the Constitution to allow the Pledge of Allegiance and the motto "In God We Trust" to be retained as they were until recently.

    Answer: We already have such an amendment -- the First -- "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...." But the Constitution is being re-written by liberal judges. The liberal judges are appointed by the people we elect. Our elected representatives and most of the people who elect them ignore what our Constitution says. Witness the last two presidential inaugurations -- a democrat and a republican president placed their right hands on Bibles, swore to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," and then proceeded to give speeches outlining the ways in which they intended to violate that Constitution during their terms of office. And nobody seemed to object.

    Is the idea of a "nation under God" an "establishment of religion"? By no means. It establishes no official denomination, and is simply a statement of fact. There is no nation that is not "under God." Trying to deny that is like trying to deny the air -- we can't see it, but it is there whether we know it or not -- trying to do without it will always bring disaster. Nations govern legitimately to the degree that their laws reflect "the laws of nature and nature's God."

    The words of our Lord to Pontius Pilate apply as well to the government of any modern nation: "You would have no power at all ... were it not given you from above."1

    1.  John xix: 11.


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