On the November 25th edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck, Beck proceeded to draw on his trademark chalk board a depiction of the Washington Monument, pointing out that the founding fathers built this nation on Christian principles, and stressed that on the top of the monument, the inscription "Laus Deo", can be found on the capstone. Apparently, according to Glenn Beck, "progressives have built up this wall of separation between church and state, and it's nonsense." For Glenn Beck, America's founding fathers intended on America being a Christian nation; a theocracy.
Beck only points out what he wants people to see. Yes, the capstone of the monument has the inscription "Laus Deo", but not because of Glenn Beck's assertion that it was placed there for nobody to see but God. Beck fails to mention that there are four sides to the capstone, and only one face holds this inscription. The others include the names of the architect, engineers, and mechanics involved in the process, as well as others involved, and the dates the cornerstone, first stones, and capstone were laid. To leave out the other sides of the capstone make the Washington Monument appear to be a monument to God, but including the inscriptions on the other three faces, then it would be misleading to imply this was designed for God, and stating such would mean that those who have placed their names on the top of the monument feel they are enlightened, while those who cannot see the inscriptions, are not. There is also question of the mysterious inscription on the steps leading up to the monument, "Fy iaith, fy ngwlad, fy nghenedl Cymru — Cymry am byth", which translates from Welsh as "My language, my land, my nation of Wales — Wales for ever." Was the monument designed as a tribute to Wales? Is Wales the true recipient of God's touch? Glenn Beck is delusional to believe a monument created a couple generations after our "founding" fathers founded this nation depicts their true intentions.
Apparently, the inscriptions on the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials also prove this nation was meant to be a theocracy. Glenn Beck is increasingly showing that he wants this nation subjugated by the religious right, and is constantly dismissing the protections our founding fathers placed in the constitution protecting our religious freedoms. One nation under Glenn Beck equals intolerance towards those who do not have right-wing ideologies.