Saturday, July 05, 2014

Obama Provokes Second 'In God We Trust' Movement

Just like in the 1950s as communism threatened the land of the free and the home of the brave (as well as the entire world) when Americans gloriously displayed their defiance to the atheistic totalitarians by declaring "In God We Trust," Americans now again see the need to show their contrast to a tyrannical, socialist White House.

For background, read President Obama's typical messages for Easter and for Thanksgiving, and compare those to his Ramadan speech, where President Obama Praises Islam for Making America What It Is

And read how
President Obama Strips God from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and how the Lawless Obama Administration Tells States to Violate Oath in favor of 'Gay Marriage'

Also read how Barack Obama, Commander in Chief, wields power over the military.

-- From "Mississippi officially adds 'In God We Trust' to state seal" by Renee Johnson, WLOX-TV13 (Biloxi, MS) 7/1/14

Remember that other part of Senate Bill 2681? Not the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act that made national headlines, but the part of the bill that added "In God We Trust" to the state seal. That also took effect Tuesday, and Governor Phil Bryant is showing off the new design.

"In my State of the State Address, I called on the Legislature to add the simple yet profound words 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi's state seal. These words should strengthen our resolve and give us the courage to stand for our principles in our state. I am very proud to see them added to our seal," Bryant said Tuesday.

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From "Mobile County commission votes to allow display of 'In God We Trust'" by Steve Alexander, WALA-TV10 (Mobile, AL) 6/19/14

Commissioner Merceria Ludgood said, “I cannot in good conscience support an action by this county commission that, I believe, at best, is a hollow gesture and, at worst divisive.”

Commissioner Jerry Carl said, “I personally support it and support it to the max. Whether it it is a political move or not, it really doesn’t make a difference to me at this point.”

Commission President Connie Hudson said, “I think its splitting hairs, at this point, to deny putting the national motto on a wall in this building.”

Pete Riehm of Mobile said, “The County of Mobile proudly does begin its sessions with prayer, and I didn’t notice anybody being uncomfortable. It also has a pledge that we’ve been saying for a long time that acknowledges a cardinal truth that this nation is based on, that this is, ‘One Nation Under God.’ “

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From "Mobile County Commission votes to display 'In God We Trust' in Government Plaza" by Cassie Fambro, The Birmingham News 6/20/14

Nine people signed in to speak before the commissioners with eight of them against the public display of the words "In God We Trust" on a plaque in Government Plaza and one supporting it.

The issue went far beyond the four words proposed, according to many who spoke. The crux of the problem is that the phrase signifies the Christian God, several said, and Commissioner Jerry Carl disagreed.

"Mobile has been blessed," said Riehm. "Ben Franklin said 'look how God has delivered us," he used as an example. He cited Franklin's quote that "God governs in the affairs of men" as historical precedent for the word God.

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From "‘In God We Trust’ Causes County Stir" posted at The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) 7/1/14

A spirited discussion embroiled the Whitman County (Colfax) Commissioners on Monday about whether to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in their chambers at the courthouse. Earlier this month, the commissioners received a request to do so by In God We Trust-America, a volunteer organization in California that encourages elected officials to approve such displays.

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From "Council votes to display 'In God We Trust' in chambers" by Liz Lohuis, WYFF-TV4 (Greenville, SC) 7/3/14

“I think it reinforces our sense of who we are and where we can from as citizens,” said Councilman Butch Kirven.

“I trust in God and I think every member of council will say the same thing.  I just don't know if it's absolutely necessary to invite a lawsuit,” said [Councilman Joe] Baldwin.

News 4 spoke with the woman who is encouraging the plaques.  She is a council woman in Bakersfield, California, and the founder of the In God We Trust organization.

She said if anyone sues, she will put council in touch with an attorney who will defend their case for free.

As of Wednesday, more than 370 local governments in 15 states voted to display the motto, including Anderson County Council.

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From "Greenville joins ‘In God We Trust’ movement" by Rudolph Bell, The Greenville News 7/2/14

County Councilman Fred Payne said he proposed the idea after getting an email newsletter from In God We Trust America, a nonprofit organization that encourages local governments to display the motto.

In God We Trust America was launched more than a decade ago by Jacquie Sullivan, a longtime member of City Council in Bakersfield, Calif.

“It’s completely, solidly legal,” Sullivan said.

Greenville County Attorney Mark Tollison, asked if he’d reviewed the legality of displaying the motto, pointed to a legal opinion from former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon.

He cited three federal appeals court rulings that upheld use of the motto against Establishment Clause challenges.

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From "Public schools might be given option to display 'In God We Trust'" by Eric Morris, Herald Standard 6/24/14

The state House of Representatives voted [172 to 24] on June 2 to pass a bill [the National Motto Display Act] that would allow public schools to display the motto — as well as the Bill of Rights — in classrooms and other areas of the buildings.

Brownsville Area School Board President R.W. “Rocky” Brashear said he is in favor of the bill and that the board would likely consider implementing the motto in its schools if the bill is passed into law.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, said she voted in favor of the bill because it allows school districts the power to decide if they want to display the motto.

The Rev. Ewing Marietta of Liberty Baptist Church in North Union Township and member of Thou Shalt Not Move grassroots religious advocacy movement said the motto should be displayed for its historical significance.

Marietta cites historical figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt as American leaders who cited God in their public speeches.

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From "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the national anthem of the United States of America) fourth verse, 1814

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Also read FDR's D-Day Prayer is Un-American, Say Atheists

And read Atheists Fret Supreme Court Ruling Favoring Prayers in Christian America