The Blaze reported that atheists are attempting to have “In God We Trust” removed from patrol cars in Henderson County, Tennessee, and other locations. They claim these words violate the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause.
Sheriff Brian Duke responded to the group’s request with one word: “No.”
“The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s perfectly legal,” the sheriff said. “Basically everything I had to say I included in my letter.”
Good for him.
According to the godless, anything to do with religion that appears on taxpayer-funded property violates the so-called separation between church and state. The founding document contains neither those words nor the idea.
Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 assuring them that the government would not interfere with their exercise of religion and used the phrase “wall of separation between Church & State.” The State in this case was the federal government, echoing the First Amendment’s restriction on Congress. The phrase wasn’t meant to prohibit religious expression on government property or remove religion from the public square.
Stand firm, law enforcers.