Monday, October 31, 2011

"In God We Trust"?

by Edd Doerr

On Tuesday, Nov 1, the US House will debate H.Con.Resolution 13 to "reaffirm 'In God We Trust' as the official motto of the US and support and encourage the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other governmental institutions".

Here we go again. First of all, Rep Forbes seems unaware that we actually have two national mottoes, the other being "E pluribus unum" ("One from many").

Second, this is just another Republican meaningless gesture to placate the pinhead base.

Third, there is no point in wasting time fighting this again as it is a battle that cannot be won in the present climate. We should spend our time fighting battles that can be won.

Fourth, I get tired of pointing out to the uninformed that somehow the US managed to win two world wars before the IGWT second motto was added (in the Cold War '50s), and that our main opponent in those two wars was the country that had "Gott mit uns" ("God is with us") on all its troops belt buckles.

Mayve the whole thing is just a delayed Halloween "trick-or-treat" piece of childishness. Sigh!

1 comment:

Explicit Atheist said...

*Tell Congress to stop wasting the taxpayers' time and money on symbolic religious issues* [ http://action.secular.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8586 ] and get to the business that the American people elected them to do-getting Americans back to work and the economy back on track.