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In God We Trust

Discussion in 'News Links' started by Timmy59, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. DavidMcMillan

    DavidMcMillan Enjoy your life!

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    Perspective is indeed everything, however, we have diluted the history of our founding so much that many folks today want to pick and choose what parts of our founding documents they want to keep. If enough of the documents are read, it shouldn't be too difficult to determine the thinking of the framers. We have no problem deciding what we believe "shall not infringe" means, but for some reason we just can't bring ourselves to believe that those folks actually relied on God (the Christian God) in establishing our nation, Constitution, and laws.

    I'm really glad they didn't use any of "gender neutral" pronouns that have become so popular today.
     
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    Imagine what a new constitution would look like, using current day lib concepts and terms. :hypnotize:

    It would be so wishy washy it wouldn't mean anything.
     
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    Yep, I disagree with you.
     
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  5. druryj

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    You damn right I’d feel different! Different enough to take to the hills over it too. “In God We Trust” is by law, the National Motto. Screw a buncha mullahs. I got zero respect and no like for the religion of hate.

    Displaying the National Motto is a far cry from forcing religion on anyone. Wanna pray to allah? Be my guest. But In God We Trust. And a whole bunch of my fellow Americans would feel the same way.


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    This one is teetering on being moved to Hot Topics...
     
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  7. kwaynem

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    Well said mr druryj
     
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  8. Timmy59

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    I can sure enough side with ya Joel..
     
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    Funny thing about our national motto. E Pluribus Unum was our unofficial motto until 1956. This was the time when the Cold War was at its peak. The US sought to be as opposite of Communism as they could get. Since atheism is a hallmark of Communism the US went nuts to be as religious as it could get. It was this era that "under God" (1954) was added to the pledge, "In God We Trust" was added to our currency and the latter was put in as our national motto. The US was founded on religious freedom and had many different sects of Christianity along with Jewish, atheism and other religions (yes I list atheist even though it is not a religion, just as black isn't truly a color but rather the absence of color we still call it a color). It wasn't until the 50's when religion was pushed so much to distance the US from Russia that Christianity was considered the de facto religion of the US.
     
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    In God We Trust was first put on our money by Abraham Lincoln. It was simply codified in the 1950s.
     
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