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Fact of the Week

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In his reaction to a federal court ruling that public schools could not include the phrase "under God" in their daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, President Bush expressed his dismay as follows: "I believe that it points up the fact that we need common-sense judges who understand that our rights were derived from God. And those are the kind of judges I intend to put on the bench."

But Article VI, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution states, however, that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The Framers just might have known what they were doing.

Sources: White House transcript, 27 June 2002; United States Constitution, 17 September 1787; to read the actual opinion, go here.

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Resurrecting God to Wage War
Paul Corrigan

History tells us that if war is good for anything, it is good for religion. God and war are inseparable.

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Tim Francis-Wright

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