Letter: No elected official, including president, should invoke God

AnchorageApril 21, 2013 

I watched and rejoiced when I saw the conclusion of the effort of U.S. law enforcement to capture and/or kill the alleged two terrorists who inflicted such pain and suffering on my fellow Americans.

Then I watched our president’s speech from the White House. He concluded with: “One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Where did this “under God” come from?

As a patriotic American, I am extremely offended by and resent any elected American official’s bringing up this religious reference in a statement to his fellow countrymen. Sounds a little too much like “Allah Akbar” to me.

You know, just because your neighbor doesn’t believe in a mythical bearded man who lives in the sky and grants wishes (thank you, Seth McFarlane) doesn’t make him any less of a person. Or an American.

I guess that they who represent me can only pander to the “religious?”

— Martin M. Lewark

Anchorage

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