This bronze, equestrian statue of George Washington is located in the Boston Public Garden near the Arlington Street entrance (42° 21′ 13.81″ N 71° 04′ 15.43″ W). The monument was commissioned from Thomas Ball, a Boston artist, after funds were raised in late 1859. Ball completed the sculpture in four years, but final casting . . . → Read More: Bronze Monument to George Washington
Constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695, Castillo de San Marcos fortified the garrison town of St. Augustine in the Spanish territory of Florida. The Castillo has been held by Spain (1695 – 1763), Great Britain (1763 – 1784), Spain (1784 – 1821), United States of America (1821 – 1861), Confederate States of . . . → Read More: Castillo de San Marcos
Neil deGrasse Tyson is featured in this Minute Physics video …
The United States was founded on secular principles, where a wall of separation exists between government and religion. Our nation’s founders knew that this was the only way to preserve religious liberty for all.
. . . → Read More: JFK reminds us of our nation’s secular foundation
“When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.”
~~~ Harry A. Blackmun
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“Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the ‘wall . . . → Read More: Quote: Thomas Jefferson on the ‘wall of separation’
The purpose of the National Day of Reason is to celebrate REASON and to raise public awareness about the persistent threat to religious liberty posed by government. Yes, when we invite religion into government, we simultaneously invite government into religion. Keep strong the wall of separation between church and state!
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Some environmentalists and celibrities ask you to turn out your lights to call attention to global warming, but this sends the wrong message. This is a rejection of technology and human achievement.
So, don’t plunge yourself into darkness … turn on those energy-efficient lights and celebrate human achievement with friends and family!
Read more at . . . → Read More: Celebrate Human Achievement Hour 2012 – 31 March, 8:30 p.m.
“We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor . . . → Read More: Quote: Ronald Reagan on separation of church and state
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