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Obama Gets America's Motto Wrong (When is enough ENOUGH?)
Fox News ^ | December 7, 2010 | With: Bret Baie

Posted on 12/08/2010 7:05:30 AM PST by yoe

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine: Video

Members of a bipartisan group of lawmakers called the Congressional Prayer Caucus want to make sure President Obama knows the country's national motto.

Forty-one Republicans and one of the five Democrats from the caucus sent a letter to the president asking him to correct a mistake he made during a speech last month in Jakarta, Indonesia when he said -- quote -- "In the United States, our motto is E Pluribus Unum -- out of many, one."

The lawmakers point out the official national motto -- approved by Congress in 1956 -- is "In God We Trust." The letter calls it -- quote -- "a disservice to the people you represent."

Caucus leaders also point out President Obama's omission of the word "creator" on more than one occasion when quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1956; 201011; culturewars; epluribusunum; imbecile; ingodwetrust; jakarta; motto; norvusordoseclorum
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To: goldi

Asking for a sarcasm tag for a statement like that on a website like this is a great filterer...if you know what I mean.


51 posted on 12/08/2010 8:30:32 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: archivist007
Dungy did say in 2008 that Obama is "great for our country."

Ask him now! BHO, Jr.'s "Black Base" is IMHO, somewhat less enthusiastic now than his white leftie supporters. In fact, his poll numbers among African-Americans have sunk to an alarming 97.5%.

52 posted on 12/08/2010 8:34:52 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who vote for them.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Very acute, Sir. Clearly yours is not as empty of brains as a ladle.

The NappyOne, with some help from G&S


53 posted on 12/08/2010 8:48:43 AM PST by NappyOne
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To: Kenny Bunk
Ask him now! BHO, Jr.'s "Black Base" is IMHO, somewhat less enthusiastic now than his white leftie supporters. In fact, his poll numbers among African-Americans have sunk to an alarming 97.5%.

I am not sure what he would say today. I know that Dungy did not want to be a part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. He also said at the time that he still wanted to be involved in Obama's work. (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=7580172&page=2)

Maybe Dungy would not publicly comment.

54 posted on 12/08/2010 9:05:33 AM PST by archivist007
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To: archivist007
Dungy did say in 2008 that Obama is "great for our country."

It *IS* great that we can elect a black president. I'd prefer one with more qualifications than the legal minimum, but some people have lower standards.

55 posted on 12/08/2010 9:11:13 AM PST by nina0113
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To: yoe
Guys, stuff like this just makes us look bad.

"E Pluribus Unum" IS in fact, A motto of the USA, and has been for over 200 years.

The fact of the matter is that Congress has approved MORE than one motto--and E pluribus unum is technically the motto for the SEAL of the USA.

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E pluribus unum (pronounced /ˈiː ˈplʊərɨbəs ˈuːnəm/; Latin /ˈeː ˈpluːrɪbʊs ˈuːnũː/), Latin for "Out of many, one", is a motto on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.
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Just because Congress said in the 1950s "In God we Trust" too, doesn't make the USA godly either....as the German motto (through WWII, actually) was: "Gott Mitt Uns" (God With Us), and we see how much THAT meant to the Nazis.

I despise Obama too, but lets point out the (many) substantive problems he's causing, and not look for a bogey man behind every bush.

56 posted on 12/08/2010 9:17:33 AM PST by AnalogReigns
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To: nina0113
I'd prefer one with more qualifications than the legal minimum

In fact, some day we'll elect a black President who is actually a Natural Born citizen, which our present POTUS is not.

57 posted on 12/08/2010 9:21:33 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who vote for them.)
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To: Lee'sGhost; brewcrew

I didn’t think I needed them — but I thought about it. Then I thought about it again and decided I really didn’t need them at this point.


58 posted on 12/08/2010 9:23:39 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: PATRIOT1876

We can only hope.


59 posted on 12/08/2010 9:26:30 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: Kenny Bunk

I wish I knew what’s on that birth certificate that he won’t just throw it down and tell everyone to FOAD. The alleged BC I saw on the internet was so bad that *I* could have forged a better one - whoever did that one didn’t even know what layers ARE, let alone how to do them.

It’s hard to believe he could really not be an NBC, and that Hillary! wouldn’t have known/used that. I think it must just be something really embarrassing that it would have made her look petty to disclose, without actually disqualifying him.


60 posted on 12/08/2010 9:31:18 AM PST by nina0113
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To: stylecouncilor

Damned islamist.


61 posted on 12/08/2010 7:24:06 PM PST by onedoug
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