Congress wants to add “In God we Trust” in Public Schools

With no more problems plaguing America, politicians have decided that making the motto “In God We Trust” emblazoned in every public school is the best use of their time. Forget about trying to stem the tide of ignorance and the degradation of their educational system: everything will be fixed once we please this creator God by telling him we trust him.

The agenda for the House of Representatives contains a bill, recently reported out of the Judiciary Committee, that asks our elected officials to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as our national motto. News reports indicate the bill’s supporters appear particularly keen on having public school classrooms display the motto, so that children can spend their days gazing upon it.

Never mind the phrase is an obvious violation of the Establishment Clause; it seems as though no one gives a shit about that anymore. Legislators must see the writing on the wall. As religion begins to lose its foothold on society, desperate religionists will do everything they can to prop up their given belief system. While Texas is busy trying to pass a bill to make it illegal to discriminate against creationist idiots, you can expect more of this kind of theocratic legislation to rear its hideous head.

If you need more proof your government is at the service of God-pimps, I suggest you get your fucking head out of the sand.

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    The Big Blue Frog

    This bill has been around for a while. The idiot who first proposed it has pulled in lots of support from the Jesus Caucus in the House. Hopefully the support in the Senate will be limited. Aren’t they supposed to be the older, more thoughtful house of Congress?

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    William Breen

    It almost goes without saying that if, say Pakistan adopted as it’s national motto “Allahu akbar”, the right-wing howling from the US would be nearly deafening.

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    Alex

    I’ve never understood this “In God We Trust” business, the US already has perfectly good motto in “E pluribus Unum” why change it? The one they have is pretty awesome if you ask me, which no one did, but that’s never stopped me before.

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    Richard

    The right wing has the balls (and the lunacy) to call the healthcare bill unconstitutional, but the left can’t muster up any kind of courage to call this unconstitutional. What a bunch of pussies. Seems the only people left with any sort of conviction are the Christian right, which are wrong on most issues.

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    J.N. Hudson

    Not only is it a clear violation of the establishment clause, it’s also arrogant, presumptuous, and flat out wrong. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of public school students that places no trust in a god, or at the very least, not the “god” you intend.

    While the phrase “In God We Trust” is non-denominational in and of itself, the intent behind placing them assuredly is not. And while no one would ever come right out a say so, the “god” in which we supposedly trust is, without a doubt, intended to mean the christian “god”. That sentiment will come through loud and clear to every Aheists Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, etc. who attend those schools.

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    Michael

    Is there any possibility that this is a red herring to keep people busy while passing something else? Perhaps there’s something else in the bill and they’re using this to get it passed.

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