"Mr. Newdow is trying to find a way to force his beliefs on everyone else." Mike from Oklahoma City says:
"You were correct in saying that our country was founded by religious men: however they were inteligent enough to call for a separation of church & state in the constitution." Actually, they never used the words separation of church in state in the constitution. Ann from Del City had these thoughts on the first amendment:
"I've always believed that this amendment was meant to protect the church from the state, not the state from the church." And David wrote:
"The original intent was that the government would not create a "state church" which the people would be forced to join." From Chandler Kyle writes:
"I think if you would like to say it, say it, if not keep your mouth shut." But Michael from Norman says it's not that simple:
"I have faced ridicule and discrimination for not reciting the pledge. How voluntary is that?" And finally Billy from Yukon;
"The constitution does allow freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion." I'm Kelly Ogle and that's YOUR 2 Cents.