H.Con.Res.274 - Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.

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  • Official: Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. as introduced.

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  • musicman1234 05/06/2010 8:11am

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
    -First Amendment

    Wether you are a religious person or not, I think it’s apparent that mentioning God in the official motto is a violation of the First Amendment, because it is saying that the country as a whole looks to God. They cannot say this, Constitutionally. Separation of church and state is one of the reasons we broke free from England, and it must be enforced now.

  • vnpbr 05/06/2010 10:47am

    First we need a definition of which God we trust. It is evident that multiple gods are worshiped in the United States. The congress can give no respect to an establishment of religion. Why not return to e pluribus unum our original motto. Consider this; For “In God We trust” to be a true statement every citizen must trust god. Save the printing and engraving costs this country needs to stop frivolous spending.

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    musicman1234 05/06/2010 5:01pm

    although it does not specify a God, it says God, which is still a violation of the first amendment. there are many Gods worshiped by citizens of our country, but we cannot forget about the citizens who do not believe in God.

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    BCXtreme 05/12/2010 6:08am
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    If you do your homework, you will find that the phrase “an establishment of religion” means one particular religion. Things that refer to God in a general sense are therefore not a violation of the First Amendment. Otherwise, the Declaration of Independence, every one of the states’ constitutions, the National Day of Prayer, “So Help Me God”, the prayer opening each session of Congress, etc, is all unconstitutional.

    No matter how much the Dems want to change it, this country is ruled by the majority and always has been, and the majority, generally speaking, believes in God.

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    Herter1 05/06/2010 2:25pm

    You’ve been listening to Kent Hovind again, eh? I don’t recommend it.

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    BCXtreme 05/12/2010 6:10am
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    So you don’t think it takes any faith/trust at all to believe that, BANG, the universe just exploded into existence billions of years ago for no reason at all with no cause at all, and then managed to randomly assemble man for no reason at all with no cause at all?

    Interesting…

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    DouglasMarston 08/02/2010 6:04am

    Do some homework yourself, Evolution teaches NOTHING about the origins of the universe, nor the origins of life. Those would be Cosmology and abiogenesis respectively.

  • ENFEMUS 05/10/2010 7:27am
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    @ Herter1 – The constitution exisited before Kent Hovind, Ken Ham, and Jason Lesile. And whoever else you want to associate that has pointed out that Evolution is a religion hiding under the mask of science. No one is against science, but some people out there use it as a way to push their personal agenda on others.

  • ENFEMUS 05/10/2010 2:58pm
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    @ Musicman – I fully agree with you. No one is forcing you or anyone to believe in God/ or a god. It is very clear that the founding fathers did believe in God. even in battle reports and letters they use the words: Providence, Holy one, and The Almighty. As much as we don’t want to believe it God is deeply rooted in America’s History.

  • mexperts 07/06/2010 2:16pm
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    Our founding fathers did believe in God. Did they do anything bad? Did it hurt anybody? May be that is the reason why we live in the most developed country in the world. Faith is the half of the success, since it also charges up psychologically. Confidence may break down at some point and you will feel all
    alone in the whole world. Faith will never let you down unless you abandon it.
    One last question, If you were in a hostile environment surrounded by dangerous people, and if only one of them was holding a bible in his hand, which one would you approach hoping that you could get some help?

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    DeafAtheist 08/02/2010 3:18am

    What loaded question dude. You’re basically offering your bible brandishing person in this group of hostile people as the only available option. Honestly the person holding the bible is the last one I’d approach. Seriously. I’d look for someone who doesn’t appear hostile that isn’t holding a bible.

  • DeafAtheist 08/02/2010 2:53am

    This Resolution is HIGHLY Unconstitutional. It’s a violation of the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment. Someone commented saying that the establishment clause refers to one particular religion. This is wrong. It refers to any and all religion. The government has no business telling us we should trust in god. It’s oppressive to citizens who don’t believe in any gods. Someone else mentioned the National Day of Prayer. That has indeed been declared Unconstitutional in a court case recently. Our country is a Constitutional Republic, not a Christian Theocracy. The Constitution including the Amendments and the Bill of Rights are there to ensure that ALL citizens are treated equally and fairly regardless of what the majority wants.

    Someone mentioned evolution. The study of evolution is not… let me repeat that for clarity… it is NOT a religion. It is a valid accepted scientific theory about how life adapts to it’s environment. Creationism isn’t and never will be accepted as valid.

  • Kagehi 08/02/2010 10:29am

    Was some poll recently, only 12% said that “faith” was the most important thing in their lives, 10% said they didn’t have any at all. What we have is a fight between the 10% that think this is not appropriate and the 12% that think its super important, over an issue the other 78% couldn’t care less about. Not surprising we have all of 100 people so far voting, with close to a 50-50 split, but, ironically, the, “we need to keep the one some religious guy made up, because he didn’t realize we already had one.”, is currently losing by 5%.

    Oh, and.. For all the “evolution says, is, blah…” types, you might want to read books written by people that study it, not by people who have made it their entire mission to lie about, distort, misrepresent, and claim its “just like our sides stuff, so we have every right to appose it.” Hint – Even DI accepts the real version, sort of, (what keeps micro from being macro, other than “magic”?), attacking a false version, dressed to look religious.


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