In response to "Secularists imposing views on us" (March 17, Letters): Does the writer realize that this country was not founded on the ideals of one religion, that the freedom of religion provision included freedom from religion?
The "under God" statement in the pledge of allegiance was only added in the 1950s, during the McCarthy era, to "fight communism." It was not in the original pledge, no matter what the political right would have you believe.
As far as removing "in God we trust" from our money, of removing religious adornments from government property, of not condoning public prayer in public schools, the laws separating church and state are pretty clear. If you'd like to display the Ten Commandments, you are more than able to do so on your private property.
For people who feel the public school system is failing them or who want their children to grow up in a religious environment, there are a number of private schools available.