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MN and JN: 4.7.06 Under God…

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"Under God"¯Mystic Chords The phrase "this nation, under God" has rung in the American ear and haunted the American imagination for now 230 years, ever since July 2, 1776. It was ringing in the ear of Abraham Lincoln fourscore and seven years after 1776, on the bloody field . . . . Continue Reading »

MN and AM 3.6.06

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The first amendment prohibited the federal government from making any laws "respecting" the establishment of religion (either for it or against it). Its intent was not to derogate from religion, but to signal its intense importance to the American people. Over the next 175 years or so, as . . . . Continue Reading »