This relates to a thread Reformed started : Is Our Nation already Lost? And as I read some of the posts I was thinking, what were the pivotal years of our decline as a nation? What significant years do you see as reference points in our degeneration as a country? The theme of "Under God" may soon be expunged from our currency and Pledge of Allegiance. It has already been blotted out for all practical purposes in the lives of most Americans.