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Opening Arguments

How about a little Godless spending?

Yesterday I went off on the people who seem to want a theocracy in the United States. It seems only fair to also say a word or two about the nuts on the other side. Michael Newdow, the pest who has been trying to get the Pledge of Allegiance banned on account of the "under God" phrase, is now going after "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency.

"People say, 'Are you an atheist activist?' And I'm not," he continued. "I couldn't care less what anyone believes. I just care that our government treats everybody equally."

If atheists were forbidden to use U.S. currency, he might have a point about "unequal treatment." Otherwise, he's just a miserable man with a stupid cause, and the ACLU only damages its standing by signing up for such cases. Newdow is described in the story as "perhaps America's best known atheist," so perhaps he's aleady achieved his goal. Somebody had to take up where Madelyn Murray O'Hair left off.