Thursday, March 27, 2008

IN GOD WE TRUST


I’d love to tell you that the following article originated with me. It didn’t. It was emailed to me. Disclaimer aside, it gave me information I didn’t know, and evoked a response. Since you and I think alike on many issues, I thought it was worth sharing with you.

JB


LET'S DO IT!!!!! You may have heard in the news that the Post Office has been forced to take down small posters that say "IN GOD WE TRUST" The law, they say, is being violated. Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show that we should all write "IN GOD WE TRUST " on the back of all our mail...after all, that is our national motto and it's on all of the money we use to buy those stamps. We are the people and individually we must take back our nation from those who think that anything that offends them should be removed. ( I am personally offended by them, aren’t you?) If you like this idea, please consider participating. It has been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance. Could it be that WE just need to take action letting the squeaky 14% see that we are not going to be silent anymore?

2 comments:

Nicki said...

Uh. I really want to blast this letter, but I won't, since that would be poor manners as a guest.

But I will just point out that the original draft of the Declaration of Independence didn't mention God, nor does the Constitution. The Bill of Rights includes the right to practise any sort of religion you like...but you don't HAVE to. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in the late 1800s, waaaay after the founding of America.

Our forefathers were fighting for the freedom to think differently, believe differently and act differently. But this also means that we have to let other people think differently. So if you want to put "In God We Trust" on the back of your letters, do so. I personally like to attach "USA" under my return address, because I'm proud of America--the ideas, not the symbols.

Okay, so I blasted a little. Sorry. :P

Jack Bunny said...

Blast away and don't be sorry. I wouldn't have put it out there if I didn't want a response.

JB