Skip to comments.Ron Paul vs. 'In God We Trust'
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:44:00 PM PDT by mnehring
Congressman Ron Pauls presidential campaign duties kept him from participating in the House of Representatives vote on Wednesday, but the GOP hopeful says he is opposed to the recent bill to reaffirm In God We Trust as Americas motto.
During a House vote on Wednesday, only nine lawmakers voted against reaffirming the slogan to be used in governmental buildings across the United States. Paul was unable to it to Capitol Hill to cast his own voice but says that he would have voted against it.
"I would have voted 'no' not because I don't like the motto and don't think we can use it but 'no' because we were telling the states what to do," Paul tells the news organization The Hill.
President Barack Obama touched on the topic of the House vote during a speaking engagement in Wednesday, saying that he thought Congress had better things to do than to vote on keeping the slogan.
You had legislation reaffirming that In God We Trust is our motto? asked Obama. Thats not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.
This weeks vote marked the third time in under a decade that Congress voted on keeping the slogan.
Commentator Jon Stewart said during a Daily Show broadcast that wasting time to reaffirm the motto was equivalent to renewing the wedding vows between God and America. His own proposal for a replacement? America: youve met our drones, now meet our people.
By reaffirming the motto, the country will continue to inscribe it in public facilities and government institutions from coast-to-coast. It has been apparent on US currency during the late 1800s and is currently on all US coins and dollar bills. Officially it has been the US motto since the 1950s.
Of the nine votes against reaffirming the motto, the only nay from a Republican was cast by Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan. Amash has publically supported Ron Pauls bid for the GOP nomination for the presidency.
Well it DID originate with the Lincoln administration. During the Civil War. Didn’t actually become an official motto until 1956. Waste of time.
Dr. Demento strikes again!
What a vile....Hadda stop myself before I get banned.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
We have very stupid people in Congress, passing such a meaningless piece of tripe BS is a total waste of time and money. While I trust in God, I do not need the idiots in congress to waste money on something as empty as this bill.
While they steal us blid they pass BS like this.
Obviously Paul wants every state to be able to set their own National motto.
He probably thinks we need 50 National Anthems and why not 50 National flags.
Ron Paul should just run for National President for the state of Texas. He might be able to win that one.
Well, following his logic, having a US Flag is a violation of State’s Rights.
I suggest they all move to France, and if that's too stifling, perhaps Russia.
Ron Paul and Jon Stewart. Is this what American has become? My apologies to those who died in the Revolutionary War.
Putin’s Russia Today has much love for Ron Paul... because Putin’s a champion for freedom and the 10th Amendment, don’t ya’ know.
The only conceivable reason for the Soviets and their Iranian friends to spend this much time and effort propping up Ron Paul is a third-party run that will deliver a second Obama term and finish us off. That so many people could be so impervious to something so obvious is a testament to how dumb this country has become.
Well I dont like Ron Paul then. Simple. Nice how an issue can clear the ranks so easily. Ron thinks state rights trumps God’s rights, then Ron goes PLONK.
Simple, thanks for the post.
My guess is that Ron will go to hell...
Not even close to likely, my friend. Plenty of us Texans think he's weird, too.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
Both Ron Paul and Obama are anti semitic as their past actions and politics and policies and words have shown all those who use their minds to think and discern what men really mean when they talk.