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‘Under God’ Under Scrutiny, Again

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

Brietbart, November 27, 2012 Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel for the Becket Fund, said that the “God” referred to in the pledge is the origin of the rights of Americans, not a religious deity. “They wanted to draw a distinction between countries like the Soviet Union, where rights proceed from the state,” Rassbach said. He added that the Declaration of Independence demonstrates that the founding fathers believed rights come from the creator, and that the government can’t take them away…