Feb 9, 2009

MSNBC In God We Trust NOT

1864 two cent coin with motto

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It appears that Dec. 7th was the time for the poll and they may have revived it again.  Go there and vote. Approximately 9.3 million voted to keep "In God We Trust" from among 11+ Million who voted.  Way to go team. Now, Click Here and Vote.

At our left is the first coin minted with, "In God We Trust".  An 1864 two cent piece.

Recently I read Stephen Prothero's Book, Religious Literacy.  Reading, I was amazed to discover that the separation of church and state reached a defining moment when the Catholics and Protestants were quarreling over the right to put books, they approved of,  in parochial school during the late 1800's.  In response to a Catholic complaint about the matter, the American judicial system chiseled out a 'separation of church and state' stance that is now being used by some, to attempt to drive 'God' out of the American Milieu or 'Blood'.  This is wrong . . .  

Because of the Mayflower Compact,

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

. . . the Declaration of independence 

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

and much much more . . .

America is great because of its choice to recognize the creator as the source of live and the freedom to pursue happiness; not government, a political party or person.

This is the blood of America, created by the blood, sweat and tears of our founders and of man's journey of discovery through history. Anyone, of any faith, of any race who embraces the spirit and heart of these words is an American.

Now for the MSNBC survey . . .

Live Vote

Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

Yes. It's a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.

No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.


Vote to see results

 Live Vote

Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?   * 11002251 responses

Yes. It's a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.
15%

No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.
85%

Not a scientific survey.

Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.

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