NEWDOW et al v. ROBERTS et al

Filing 69

NOTICE OF FILING REDACTED DOCUMENT Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint - Redacted Appendix G by MICHAEL NEWDOW (The original PDF Document contained privacy information and was restricted pursuant to the E-Government Act.) (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #1 of 8 - Table of Contents, # 2 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #2 of 8 - A-C, # 3 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #3 of 8 - D-I, # 4 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #4 of 8 - J-L, # 5 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #5 of 8 - M-Q, # 6 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #6 of 8 - R-S, # 7 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #7 of 8, # 8 Appendix Plaintiffs' FAC - Appx G - Redacted #8 of 8 - List of Addresses)(Ritter, Robert)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MICHAEL NEWDOW, et al., Plaintiffs, v. HON. JOHN ROBERTS, JR., et al., Defendants. Civil case No. 1:08-cv-02248-RBW PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT, APPENDIX G REDACTED DECLARATIONS OF NEW INDIVIDUAL PLAINTIFFS #5 OF 8 (M-Q) MICHAEL NEWDOW In pro per and pro hac vice PO BOX 233345 SACRAMENTO, CA 95823 (916) 427-6669 NewdowLaw@gmail.com ROBERT V. RITTER DC BAR #414030 AHA 1777 T STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20009 (202) 238-9088 BRitter@americanhumanist.org Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 121 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 122 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 123 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 124 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 125 Newdow v. RobertsFirst Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 126 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 127 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 128 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 129 I, David Mauriello, declare as follows: I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Delaware. I am a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU. I consider myself an atheist. I have watched every Presidential inauguration live on tv from Carter's in 1976 when I was just a child up to and including the recent inauguration of President Obama. As I watched this recent inauguration, I was particularly upset by Justice Roberts including "so help me god" as part of the oath. I think ANY deviation from the official oath is egregious enough, but including a swearing to a god deeply offends me on many levels. First, it's ridiculous. Second, it's a subordination of our nation's leader to a superstitious belief. Third, having Roberts say it for Obama to repeat gives the very clear message that this is expected and endorsed by the government, which has countless ramifications for me as an American atheist for it fosters an environment in this country where atheists are either 2nd class citizens or not "real" Americans. The third point is reinforced by the repeated prayers presented at various times during the inauguration. Being 38 years old, I expect to witness at least 15 future inaugurations during my lifetime. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on February 14th, 2009 David Mauriello 21 Rockland Court Wilmington, DE 19810 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 130 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 131 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 132 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 133 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 134 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 135 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 136 Javier Monllor 1815 W. Touhy Ave., Apt. 1 Chicago, IL 60626 February 18, 2009 I, Javier Monllor, declare as follows: I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Illinois. I am a member of Rationalist and Freethinkers (RAFT) and Puerto Ricans for Freethought and Reason and consider myself a humanist and and an atheist. I watched the inaugurations of George W. Bush in 2005 and Barack Obama in 2009 live on television at my home and again on the internet and the news during the next couple of days. As I watched this inauguration, I felt a deep sense of uneasiness and alienation as I was forced to watch various preachers pray to God and in some instances, to a specific God, such as Jesus Christ. I was also disconcerted at hearing Chief Justice John Roberts include the word "So Help Me God" in the presidential oath, as it is my belief that there is no such thing and these words were not part of the original oath and were introduced much later. Being 32 years old, I hope and expect to witness around 12 or more future inaugurations during my lifetime with the hope that they will be more inclusive. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on February 18, 2009. Sincerely yours, Javier Monllor Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 137 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 138 I , declare as follows: 1. I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Texas. 2. I consider myself an atheist. 3. I have watched the inaugurations of 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009 live on television. 4. As I watched this latest inauguration, I became hopeful when President Obama included our family by mentioning non-believers but I was quickly dissappointed when nearly every part of the inauguration involved prayers, blessings, sermons and having Barack Obama and Joe Biden having to swear in with so help me God! Every four years I try to forget this part. It is always such a let down and insult to me to again and again have religion, and mostly the Christian religion take such a primary role in the daily and special events of our government. It is difficult to explain to our daughter the seperation of church and state when it is not much of a reality. 5. Being 48 years old, I expect to witness possibly 10 future inaugurations during my lifetime. 6. Our 7-year-old daughter watched the inauguration at school where we had no input or control over what she was watching. The submissions and loyalties to Jesus and God leaves her with a belief that God lives and works in the White House and that just like with President Bush, now President Obama must answer to and obey "him." I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on February 20th, 2009. Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 139 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 140 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 141 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 142 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 143 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 144 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 145 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 146 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 147 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 148 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 149 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 150 I, Jennifer Paige, declare as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New York. I am an atheist. I watched the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama live on television in my home. As I watched this inauguration, I was proud to be an American, yet dismayed by the seemingly endless invocations of "God" in a ceremony celebrating a nation that claims to be built on the ideals of a separate church and state. .As an atheist, hearing "God" invoked in this way is as offensive as if the president had yelled out the "F" word, the "N" word, or any other expletive. It was disturbing, grating, unnecessary and entirely inappropriate. The inclusion of the clergy in the celebration is inappropriate as well--and seems hypocritical. I actually had to leave the room when Rick Warren was speaking. 5. I expect to be able to witness many future inaugurations during my lifetime-- but anticipate that I may avoid the experience, because, despite the fact that I am a very patriotic American, I find the "God-centric" language of the inauguration disingenuous and disturbing. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on February 20, 2009. Jennifer Paige 325 N End Ave 12K NY, NY 10282 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 151 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 152 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 153 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 154 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 155 Newdow v. Roberts First Amended Complaint Appendix G Part 2: M-Z [Redacted] Page 156

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