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Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving (on Capitol Visitor Center in DC)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/09 | Ryan J. Foley - ap

Posted on 07/14/2009 2:58:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

MADISON, Wis. – The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington.

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in western Wisconsin, claims the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

The House and Senate passed identical resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave "In God We Trust" and the pledge in prominent places at the entrance for 3 million tourists who visit the Capitol each year.

The resolution came in response to critics who complained Congress spent $621 million on the new three-story underground center without paying respect to the nation's religious heritage. The center opened in December after years of construction.

The foundation is seeking a court order to stop the engravings, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost less than $100,000.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: architecture; atheism; atheists; capitol; engraving; ingodwetrust; lawsuit; motto; uscapitol

1 posted on 07/14/2009 2:58:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Madison. hmmph


2 posted on 07/14/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee,this is really getting silly.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 3:00:36 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: NormsRevenge

I have never had many problems with atheists myself. You share your beliefs with them and they say, “what a nice fairy tale”, and that is about it. Agnostics, on the other hand try to tare down just about anything regarding faith, but somehow think they are still going to heaven.


4 posted on 07/14/2009 3:01:09 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if the nutjob atheist in CA, Michael Newdow has anything to do with this?


5 posted on 07/14/2009 3:04:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge

Will be replaced by “In Obama We Trust”.


6 posted on 07/14/2009 3:05:03 PM PDT by Califreak (Dissident under duress)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do people not have something better to do that may be a bit more positive in society.What a waste of money & effort while the country is sinking.Give me a break.


7 posted on 07/14/2009 3:07:14 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: jazusamo

haven’t done any research on this so I have no idea on newdow. wouldn’t be much of a reach tho, wasn’t he doing legal work in this area?


8 posted on 07/14/2009 3:07:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

This group of libtard heathens are a pox on Wisconsin. We have a lot of libtards here, but the “freedom from religion” (hey libtards, it’s freedom OF religion) is the worst of the lot. Oh wait, there’s the baby killers at Planned Child Murder, so they are many times worse. Oh wait, the freedom to take our religion group are also pro-baby killer, so they’re just all a bunch of evil turds in the bowl of life.


9 posted on 07/14/2009 3:10:20 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: NormsRevenge

He may have, I can’t remember. It seems he was involved in something from back there somewhere. This sounds like it would be right down his alley.


10 posted on 07/14/2009 3:11:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m suing to have the Freedom From Religion Foundation removed from the world.

Militant


11 posted on 07/14/2009 3:14:21 PM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The problem with atheists and their viewpoint is that this stuff is all over the place and they’re still atheists.


12 posted on 07/14/2009 3:21:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge
"Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving (on Capitol Visitor Center in DC)"

The Obama Administration wants to replace it with "Death To America."

13 posted on 07/14/2009 3:24:19 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Make it “In Allah We Trust” and you won’t hear a peep.


14 posted on 07/14/2009 3:25:54 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("If every man who swore to uphold the US Constitution actually did so...")
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To: NormsRevenge
They have a sympathetic ear in the White House now.

Resident Obamah has already intentionally hidden or covered any Christian symbolism that happens to be in the frame of view in all his media coverage.

If it isn't African Nationalism, Michelle and Barry aren't really that interested.

15 posted on 07/14/2009 3:26:30 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge
Why don't atheists take a page from the “gay marriage” activists and simply redefine “God” to mean “that which we trust”? It would render the slogan into a simple tautology, which no one could disagree with.
16 posted on 07/14/2009 3:29:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: NormsRevenge

How about all the unconstitutional taxpayer funded welfare handouts, abortions, bailouts and pork projects that the government partakes in?

If something like this could pass judicial muster, why can’t all the other heinous crimes this Federal government commits, be held to the same standard?


17 posted on 07/14/2009 3:30:48 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NormsRevenge

I am totally ashamed to say that I was born in that city in 1939.

It has become a total Communist area.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 3:54:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NormsRevenge

Can we start a petition to keep “In God We Trust” on the money?


19 posted on 07/14/2009 4:03:14 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: Texas4ever

America needs God to help us.I buy your post and just Pray.


20 posted on 07/14/2009 4:05:44 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: NormsRevenge

atheist are their own gods. they live according to their own desires and are their own moral standards (despite the fact that concept of absolute right and wrong is purely of divine origins)


21 posted on 07/14/2009 4:57:38 PM PDT by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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