Notes 24 April 2017

“In God We Trust” appeared on coins in 1864, and was require, by Congressional resolution to appear on currency in 1956. (Ref).

The Pledge of Allegiance was composed in 1887 and formally adopted by Congress in 1942. The words “under God” were added in 1954.

Atheists are barred from holding public office in several states.

The investment theory of party politics.

Maine town tuitioning program. Proposal by LePage to allow let religious schools get public money.

Senate bill for regulation of small business.

Trump attended Church! For Easter.

$82 billion in tax deferrals to churches.

Infant mortality in Maine — mainly rural. Factors contributing to deaths.

Health comparison site.

Pew research on abortion. Summary report.

World fertility rankings:

 Millenials having less sex

Ayatolah is head of state in Iran

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