Those that say God has no place in America obviously don't know their history. Or they choose out right denial of the history of the United States of America.God has been an important part of the United States since the very beginning.
I have a wonderful book entitled America's God and Country-Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer. It is a great book, and it is truly amazing how MUCH God is mentioned throughout our country's history.
" We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come." Samual Adams at the signing of the Declaration of Independence 1776.
"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual....Continue steadfast, and with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no many ought to take from us." Provincial Congress of Massachusetts 1774 in addressing inhabitants of the Massachusetts Bay.
"We the people of the United States, in order to ...secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity...." The Constitution of the United States September 17, 1787 ( of note is the fact that virtuallly every one of the 55 writers and signers of the U.S Constitution of 1787 were members of Christian denominations)
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are life...." Declaration of Independence July 2, 1776.
" The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope. " "The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth." Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States
"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States in his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
" When everyone seemed panic stricken...I went into my room...and got down on my knees before Almighty God and prayed...Soon a sweet comfort crept into my soul that God Almighty had taken the whole business into His own hands." Abraham Lincoln speaking to a general wounded at Gettysburg
"Here rests in honored glory and American soldier known only to God. " Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetary, Virginia
"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection..." George Washington--beginning of his prayer for the United States of America. It appears on a plaque in St. Paul's in New York City as well as at Pohick Church in Fairfax County, Virginia, where Washington was a vestryman from 1762-1784.
"Every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerably to lead a Godly, sober life." Yale College founded in 1701
What has happened to our country? As a people, how did we get so far away from God, from our roots? When exactly did it become offensive to mention the name of God in public? When did it become PC to separate The Almighty from His rightful place in the fabric of our country? God never was the one to leave us...it is we, that left Him.