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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 p..., 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 15, 2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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  • 39% of users support H.Con.Res.274

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    39% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.Con.Res.274.
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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 06, 2010, by vnpbr - 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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      As noted by vnpbr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 06, 2010, "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."
    • On May 06, 2010, by musicman1234 - 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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      As noted by musicman1234, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 06, 2010, "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."
    • On May 06, 2010, by musicman1234 - "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.

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      As noted by musicman1234, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 06, 2010, ""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."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • AIKEN COUNTY TEA PARTY: Mr. President, Our National Motto is “In ... - December 18, 2010 by AIKEN COUNTY TEA PARTY - Congressman Forbes, Founder and Chairman of the Prayer Caucus, introduced H.Con.Res.274, to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as our national motto. This resolution has bipartisan support with 113 cosponsors and is currently before the House ...

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      As noted by AIKEN COUNTY TEA PARTY on December 18, 2010, "Congressman Forbes, Founder and Chairman of the Prayer Caucus, introduced H.Con.Res.274, to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as our national motto. This resolution has bipartisan support with 113 cosponsors and is currently before the House ..." (http://www.aikenteaparty.com/2010/12/mr-president-our-national-motto-is-in.html)
    • IN GOD WE TRUST - Patriotic Resistance - September 30, 2010 by Everyone's Blog Posts - Patriotic Resistance - ... Forbes' Congressional resolution (H. Con. Res. 274) “which reaffirms 'In God We Trust' as our national motto and urges the motto to be publicly displayed 'in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.'

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      As noted by Everyone's Blog Posts - Patriotic Resistance on September 30, 2010, "... Forbes' Congressional resolution (H. Con. Res. 274) “which reaffirms 'In God We Trust' as our national motto and urges the motto to be publicly displayed 'in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.&#39" (http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/in-god-we-trust-2)
    • Friendly Atheist » An Atheist is Running for Congress in Virginia! - August 20, 2010 by Friendly Atheist - I have introduced H.Con.Res.274, to reaffirm our national motto. If we can succeed in getting 'In God We Trust' engraved in the United States Capitol Visitor Center, I believe we can succeed in engraving that motto on the hearts of ...

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      As noted by Friendly Atheist on August 20, 2010, "I have introduced H.Con.Res.274, to reaffirm our national motto. If we can succeed in getting 'In God We Trust' engraved in the United States Capitol Visitor Center, I believe we can succeed in engraving that motto on the hearts of ..." (http://friendlyatheist.com/2010/08/21/an-atheist-is-running-for-congress-in-virginia/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • billyworldchangernews66: Are We Truly a Nation Under God - July 06, 2010 by Town Hall - ...asked to go on record and show support for the national motto. Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes (R) has introduced H.Con.Res.274 to gain support for "In God We Trust." The American Family Association has issued an action alert, showing its suppo

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      As noted by Town Hall on July 06, 2010, "...asked to go on record and show support for the national motto. Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes (R) has introduced H.Con.Res.274 to gain support for "In God We Trust." The American Family Association has issued an action alert, showing its suppo" (http://billyworldchangernews66.blogtownhall.com/2010/07/07/are_we_truly_a_nation_under_god.thtml)
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