The next generation of skeptic?

June 24, 2011

Although the letter is a few days old now, I only spotted it today and was glad to see it. In the Beaver County Times, where I still rake muck on occasion, I found a skeptic — writing about a U.S. House resolution, intended to have ‘In God We Trust’ as the nation’s motto. The writer brings up E Pluribus Unum as a reasonable and more inclusive alternative, and she sees the crass political stunt by Republicans for what it is. Not that they make it difficult to see.

As if this wasn’t silly enough, it seems that this motto has already been done — back in 1956, when they replaced E Pluribus Unum — and this resolution is just a reaffirmation of existing law. I have little doubt that the Republican-majority House would pass this if they can find the time. I wonder if the Senate would do the same; Democrats may still hold it, but they can be a bit spineless at times. It is obvious that the GOP just wants to score some cheap points with the religious right. And the believers would have to be foolish or ignorant enough to not even realize how unnecessary the resolution is.

I’ll place my bet on ignorant.

Meanwhile, the motto stands…and while I don’t like to see it, the fact that it’s printed on our money is some cause for amusement. Clearly, money is god to the GOP.


One comment

  1. I’m surprised they’re not pushing for “Novus Ordo Seclorum”, which is already on the U.S. Great Seal. Or is that way too obvious?

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