In God We Trust
POSTED: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:54pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:22am
tyler — We start with an article out of the website newser.
It states- It's already stamped on our coins, but a group of lawmakers would like see our national motto get even greater play.
The U.S. House will vote on a bill today that would strengthen the phrase "In God We Trust" and push schools and other government and public buildings to display the motto.
You've seen the same push here in East Texas.
It seems after years of letting this issue go, Americans are ready to step into the ring and say you can believe in what you want, but we believe in God and want that back in our government buildings.
The measure states that the phrase"In God We Trust" has been an "integral" part of the country; approving it would show that "In God We Trust" is not only written in the halls of our federal buildings, but it is a bedrock upon which our nation is built," said a bill sponsor.
The measure has 64 co-sponsors. But Politico reports that not everyone is on board
In one committee report, five House Democrats warn the legislation "creates unnecessary and excessive government entanglement with religion.
Since when have politicians had trouble with government imposing more government and entangling our lives?
We've had to listen to everything else. Why is religion so bad?
The passage of this resolution would, as Justice O'Connor warned, send a message to the American people that our government favors religion.
And specifically one type of religion over another, in violation of the endorsement test. It will need a two-thirds vote to pass.
Well our government was founded on religious principals.
And for those who don't believe in God and think he's a fairy tale, what do you have to be afraid of?
That's my point of view, wha'ts yours?
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