The freedom to pray lies within us all

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U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb made a colossal mistake recently in ruling that a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional. But I am glad to learn that President Obama still issued a proclamation for the prayer day.

If our district judges, such as Barbara Crabb, continue to erode our basic values put forth by our Founding Fathers, we as a nation truly have cause for alarm.

Here is a proposal. It is not a rule or a law, or a commandment, just a simple idea: When you see the American flag outside, breathe this prayer: "God bless America!" It can be done silently, or out loud, which ever is appropriate at the time.

Then, say this, if you see more than one American flag close together: "America bless God!" Again, it can be done silently or out loud, whatever you feel is appropriate at the time.

Always remember this: No one -- atheists, agnostics or any foreign power or person -- can ever erase our American heritage. To God be the glory!

Sondra Gillespie

Evans

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baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 05/25/10 - 11:51 pm
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America's hertiage was built

America's hertiage was built upon a foundation of freedom not one's chosen religion regardless of how intolerant, oppressive, or violent it may be.

DaddyFrog
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DaddyFrog 05/26/10 - 12:52 am
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A heritage built upon rights

A heritage built upon rights given every man & woman by their Creator not another man. And some of those rights are life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness. And part of that liberty is to worship the God of your choice, or no God if you're so inclined. And if you want to pray no man, no judge, has the right to tell you that you can't.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 05/26/10 - 08:05 am
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Why do you need a national

Why do you need a national day of prayer in order to pray? Pray whenever you want to do so! Sit in your living room and pray, ride around in your car and pray, walk down the street and pray, go to church and pray, take a shower and pray. Just pray, pray, pray. I fully support your right to pray. Just don't expect government to condone it or participate in it. Keep religion out of government and keep government out of religion.

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InChristLove 05/26/10 - 10:25 am
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No, you don't need a national

No, you don't need a national day of prayer in order to pray. The National Day of Prayer is just a day set aside for all Americans to come together as one nation and prayer to whatever "god" or God you worship and asked for protection and prosperity. If you have no god or God to pray to, then just talk to yourself, you consider yourself your own god anyway.

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grouse 05/26/10 - 10:46 am
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Re: another one who doesn't
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Re: another one who doesn't know her history or anything about the Constitution and who believes in superstition.

DaddyFrog
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DaddyFrog 05/26/10 - 11:31 am
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Well, Mr.Grouse, I guess you

Well, Mr.Grouse, I guess you can throw our President in with that group.He stood up in front of the Muslim world last year in Egypt and said," I am a Christian."

Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/26/10 - 02:44 pm
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Prayer cannot be stopped,

Prayer cannot be stopped, much like the free flow of ideas. However, sometimes neither are said aloud.

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jbrent_bullock 05/26/10 - 10:24 pm
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God who gave us life gave us

God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? - President Thomas Jefferson

See "Panel Three" at:

http://www.monticello.org/reports/quotes/memorial.html

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/26/10 - 10:40 pm
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Grouse and Baron, you're out

Grouse and Baron, you're out numbered, thank God!

mpowel21
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mpowel21 05/27/10 - 06:10 am
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get this, sondra, you are

get this, sondra, you are surely allowed to pray any day that you feel, but you are not allowed to mandate that as a country, people have to observe a day a prayer; people like you frown upon a day of any other religionobserving their rituals. yet you discriminate. can you spell 'hypocrite' ?/ pray when you want, but do not thrust your own beliefs on others, as you would not like other beliefs forced on you.

SCEgikatid
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SCEgikatid 05/30/10 - 08:05 am
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I don't get into Religious

I don't get into Religious debates probably because I'm not religious. However that does not mean that I do not pray. I don't see how setting aside a day of prayer is hurting anyone. Don't hand me that separation of church and state junk because the government is not forcing you to do anything. I just think if it brings the country closer together to set aside a day of prayer so be it. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

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