It is true that it was believed to have been founded under God.
It is also true that it was founded under God.
Funny, though; if they can 'separate' themselves from the belief in some way, then they feel better. It's like the creche amonst the reindeer and the Santa's. Their point is that it's a 'cultural' phenomenon as distinguished from advocacy.
That was Roy Moore's crime. He wanted to elevate the discussion to the level of "actually" recognizing that the nation IS under God. (Which it is. And which our forebears were careful to point out.)
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter:
So help me God.
I wonder if this Oath is therefore unconstitutional...?
The assumptions being made in this trumped-up fight gainst the pledge are twofold
1...that because schools accept Federal funding, they are Government institutions...
2...that under the Constitution, it is prohibted for Government to "establish a religion."
Neither of these assumptions have any basis in fact. Schools are not Congress, and only Congress is Constitutionally prohibted from passing legislation regarding any religious group or establishment.
The fight as presented now completely twists the usage of the language employed by our Founders in framing our Constitution, and such twisting is treasonous against America.
If the U.S. Supreme Court chooses to become an accomplice in this treachery, they should be disbarred and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law for crimes against the Consitution and Country they were sworn to serve.