Dear Senators and Congresspeople,
I am immeasurably saddened by your misunderstanding of two words "under god" recently challenged in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. You say it does not promote religion.
"Under God" in the Pledge to our flag not only promotes religion it demands religion. It expects each citizen to recognize a "God".
And that is offensive to 30 million Americans like me who do not support or live under any god - Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, Skeptics.
Which religion does the government mean when expecting us to pledge allegiance under god? The god that destroyed twin towers while millions cheered? The god that destroyed millions for Hitler while American neo nazis still cheer? The god that destroyed many indigenous cultures throughout the world?
Ireland has no peace under the Protestant nor the Roman Catholic God.
The middle east has no peace under Islam or Judaism.
Americans will have no peace while god is promoted by our government.
Please think again about the Constitution.
You ARE SWORN to uphold its integrity.

Naomi Sherer