Separation of church and state has never existed in the U.S.

The idea of separation of church and state has been around since America’s forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence.

However, there has never been that separation. From the very beginning of the nation, the church has been combined with the state. There are even bible verses in the Declaration of Independence.

The constitution states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion yet, many of the decisions made within our government is based off of Christian beliefs.

If America is a country with no set religion, then why is it run based on a singular religious belief system?

Even if the government doesn’t bring in Christian ideals, they use their religion to influence their decisions.

It’s not just laws that are affected by religion. The day to day life of an American contains many different religious references.

On all American currency you can read the text “In God We Trust.” It is also emblazoned over the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Capitol.

Even American children are influenced by religion by mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

In some non-Christian schools they even use the bible and other religious books as school work they the children get graded on and are required to read and study.

Every president has been sworn in using the bible and has thanked god during their inaugural address. We have never had a president who was not Christian.

Even laws are made based on religion such as many states abortion laws.

In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled that “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional even though the first amendment states that the people have the freedom to practice the religion of their choice and not every religion worships the God referred to in the Pledge.

Many people are beginning to notice these things yet, the government acts as if it is not a problem.

One thing people are noticing is that schools allow for teachers to strictly teach certain religions on a school campus, the main one being Christianity.

Even though Christianity is the most prominent religion is the U.S. it is against the idea that church and state should be separated when teachers choose to make it their main focus when teaching religion.