Scalia is right; America is God’s country.
By Marc Alan Urbach
Antonin Scalia speaking at a Catholic High School in Louisiana said the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that “God has been good to us” (U.S.) exactly because Americans honor him.
He told the audience at the Catholic school that there is “no place” in the country’s constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence.
He also said there is “nothing wrong” with the idea of presidents and others invoking God in speeches. He said God has been good to America because Americans have honored him.
Author and educator Marc Alan Urbach could not agree more and has researched this issue for over a year. “Washington, Adams and even Madison issued Proclamations for a day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer” where God was openly acknowledged. Our Congress and Supreme Court open each day with a prayer where God is acknowledged.”
Urbach is a Constitutionalist and rightfully knows that the States retain their sovereignty when it comes to freedom of religion. As Justice Joseph Story said, “Thus the whole purpose over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice and the state constitutions.” Urbach says, “The Sates and the people are free to practice their religion, free from the regulations and intrusion of the Federal government.” Marc is an expert with the issue of “separation of church and state” and proved in his recent book that is has been completely misapplied.
Urbach’s recent book, BELIEVE on page 20 proves this issue.
A Proclamation made by George Washington after the Bill of Rights was ratified. “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor……to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer…”
“I welcome a debate with the best Constitutional scholar out there and I will utterly defeat them.” Urbach is a former teacher of eleven years; author of two books and has appeared on talk radio many times. He will attend an invitation only event in D.C. where he will get to speak and talk to several members of Congress.
Urbach most definitely agrees with Scalia who said,”God has been very good to us. That we won the revolution was extraordinary. The Battle of Midway was extraordinary. I think one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor. Unlike the other countries of the world that do not even invoke his name we do him honor. In presidential addresses, in Thanksgiving proclamations and in many other ways,” Scalia said.
“There is nothing wrong with that and do not let anybody tell you that there is anything wrong with that,” he added