Freedom Of Religion : The United States Essay

1006 Words Dec 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Freedom of religion. The first amendment proclaims it to be law. The economy shows otherwise. Religion is a controlling factor in nearly every aspect of the economy whether it is deliberate or not. Religion has been a deciding factor in various movements including proposition 8 and has been implemented into the economy discretely to a point where many US citizens do not recognize it as religious dominance. Religion can have a positive or negative effect on the economy, can alter many decisions, and can be used to inconsistently to unite a country. Religion is needed to move a country through instability, yet it can also be used to put a country into a declining economic position.
Currency
The United States can be recognized by one image. The dollar has been used to represent the States since September 8, 1786 when it was first authorized to be issued. Americans use it every day, look at it every day, and think about it every day. For 171 years, the currency was unaffected by religion, and no one seemed too affected by it. In 1957, that changed. The United States had a new design on the dollar bill, and, according to Congress, a new motto. With America’s range of religious identities, there could be a change in the design of the money. Reputable attorney Michael Newdow explains how “under RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act), the government cannot impose upon religious activity” (Bianco). In this instance, the government is not favoring any…

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