Where does God fit in today’s America?  Looking at Gallup Poll historical trends over the past 16 years the answer the answer might be “in an every shrinking limited space.”

Gallup says in 2000 the percentage of people who felt religion was “Very Important” in their lives was 59% , in 2016 it was down to 53%.  For those who felt religion was “Not Very Important “the numbers grew from 12% in 2000 to 25% in 2016.

Kit’s consultant/businessman/ blogger buddy is concerned that we are becoming a Godless nation and he writes about it in a recent column about the 1802 correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Baptist Church members.  It’s the birthplace of the idea of a wall between Church and State  – “However, for some strange reason, the letter was used to define the separation issue. In Everson vs. Board of Education in 1947, the Supreme Court used a portion of the letter (eight words only) and interpreted it to mean, "The First Amendment has erected 'a wall of separation between church and state.' That wall must be kept high and impregnable." How they came to this conclusion mystifies Constitutional scholars to this day. It is interesting the Supreme Court based its conclusion on an interpretation of a letter, not the Constitution itself.

Many believe that paved the road we are on now and not to the betterment of the nation.  Check out his work, see what you think?  For Tim's columns, see:  timbryce.com

Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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