The list of original documents is impressive, and I have bookmarked it. However, the very first example of the scholarship is defective. "In God we trust" did NOT originate in the Civil War. The Star-Spangled Banner in 1814 contains in its 4th stanza, the following lines, "And this be our motto / In God is our trust."
I haven't checked any of the texts I keep at home, to see if the online versions here are correct or corrupt.
Click for latest, "Appointing Justices to the Supreme Court."
To: Congressman Billybob
Thanks for the link to your latest column.
posted on 12/05/2004 3:20:10 PM PST
("What could now sustain them but the spirit of God and his grace?-Wm Bradford,Of Plymouth Plantation)
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