Trump Nominates Church/State Separation Denier for Federal Judgeship
This is what happens when Republicans win elections.
Annnnnnnd now we should all be afraid. This is a man who has said, "… what I often do when I speak to children in schools, even college students… I’ll hold up my hundred-dollar bill and I’ll say, “For the first student who can cite me the provision in the Constitution that guarantees the separation of church and state — verbatim — I’ll give this hundred dollar bill… It’s not there… The protections of the First Amendment were to protect us from government, not to cause government to persecute us because of our religious beliefs."
What he means is HIS religious beliefs. Were someone want to interpret another religious belief into law he would not be OK with it. This is why a secular view of law is essential… it protects the rights of ALL religious as well as those of non-religious people.
For what it's worth, the $100 USD bill says "In God We Trust" on it (1955 Congress put it on all currency during Cold War hysteria). It has no business being there. Before you go all "but the framers!"… the words "God," "Creator," "Jesus," or "Lord" are never once mentioned in the Constitution of the United States or any of its Amendments (with the exception of the Signatory section). This was by design.