There are a lot of people in this country that want to instill an official religion. Many of them cite the fact that our money and the Pledge of Allegiance both reference God. This means we must be a Christian country, right? Hmmm, not quite.
Let’s not forget the Treaty of Tripoli, which was written by John Adams in 1797 and unanimously ratified by the Senate, stating: “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers. The Founding Fathers made clear that their primary concern was religious freedom, not the advancement of a state religion.
Some people don’t like to look back in history, though. If my dollar bill says God, then we are clearly a Christian nation. Except that as recently as sixty years ago, it said nothing about God. In fact, sixty years ago there was no comingling of God and Federal anything. Maybe we should go back to that.