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God does not have the right to be there and our forefathers are the ones who stated it. Like this one quote from President Adams' " It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more that those at work upon ships or housed, or laboring in marchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses." (1788 J. Adams 'A defence of the constitutions of Government of the United States of America").
It was accepted as such by public demand for the next century or so, but became even more accepted as the national anthem during the World Series of Baseball in 1917 when it was sung in honor of the brave armed forces fighting in the Great War. The World Series performance moved everyone in attendance, and after that it was repeated for every game. Finally, on March 3, 1931, the American Congress proclaimed it as the national anthem, 116 years after it was first written