In speaking of our relative happiness, I could have been clearer. In my saying
"How much happier would I be, and how could we compare this with your (I presume) unhappiness",
please read on as if I'd continued, "with such a change (money without 'in g*d we trust', pledge with 'under g*d')". I would find such a change good, and you have made clear you would not, and with no change vice versa; with us as examples of the US citizenry, we can see the social tensions around the issue. I would be particularly happy if discussion like this could ease these tensions, and I pray (whatever this may mean with me) that it be so.