So non christian americans are enemies of America? A natural extension of Bush Snr when he said \"I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.\" Jerks.....
2/22/2006 2:36:51 PM
I love these freedom-loving freedom-haters.
2/22/2006 2:53:04 PM
MemberofBride should call Dubya...it seems he has all the qualifications our current administration is looking for to become a justice.
2/22/2006 3:03:27 PM
Actually, those words SHOULD come off our money; they never belonged there in the first place, precisely because their presence DOES unconstitutionally imply support for this person's errant view that this is (or should be) a \"Christian nation.\" Sorry, but that is NOT what the Constitution says -- and our nation is built on that document, not the Bible.
Oh, and I've just got to comment: \"Another words\"? I've seen some weird written constructions misconstruing heard expressions (e.g., \"would of,\"), but this one is new to me!
2/22/2006 3:10:45 PM
Perhaps it's Danny Gedgafov from Glenview, IL
2/22/2006 4:26:26 PM
I hope the rapture comes soon to whisk these idiots into the stratosphere...
2/22/2006 4:49:27 PM
Indeed, I mean nowhere in the Constitution does it say anything about granting freedom of speech or preventing the government from establishing religion.
2/22/2006 4:56:24 PM
Maybe its the 14 year old within me, but MemberOfBride? Is a hermaphrodite bride's penis posting on RR?
2/22/2006 5:19:57 PM
My money says \"E Pluribus Unum\" on it. It's remarkable what one can do with a pen, innit? Why should I wait for some government figure to say I can use secular money when I can do it myself already? The ballpoint (or stamp and ink) is your friend!
2/22/2006 5:33:33 PM
Best legal argument EVER!
2/22/2006 5:33:43 PM
I think we need to have a constitutional amendment banning from voting, those who want to infringe on the constitutional rights of others.
2/22/2006 6:32:17 PM
I'm really tired of being told to accept something or leave my country. You know what? Maybe I'll stay just to piss you off. Good luck getting that \"enemy of America and God\" bullshit put into the Constitution, because until then, I think I'll just stay put.
2/22/2006 8:14:59 PM
You know, the whole \"One nation under god\" thing was kind of added during the cold war. Anything a country did during the \"reds under the beds\" scare cannot be considered rational. I remind you that several members of the founding fathers were agnostic, and I'm pretty sure the \"In God We Trust\" motto, or even the currency used in the US at the moment, came about later.
2/23/2006 1:08:27 AM
Well, Member, its pretty lucky that you're not a Supreme Court Justice then isn't it?
2/23/2006 1:41:26 AM
\"Bride and Bread-Judice\" Award?
2/23/2006 4:24:43 AM
Peachy, you beat me to it.
2/23/2006 9:22:30 PM
Broken Egg got to it before I could. If any of the founding fathers were around today, they'd be sorely disappointed in what is in our pledge and on our money.
Two interesting links regarding \"In God We Trust\" and the history of the pledge of allegiance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_We_Trust (\"In God We Trust\" was first put on the two-cent coin in 1864, but did not appear on paper money until the 1950s.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance (Pay close attention to the picture with the \"Bellamy salute.\" Well, I think it's kinda funny.)
Finally, Thomas Jefferson said it himself in a letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper:
\"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.\"
2/24/2006 6:06:30 AM
Bi The Way
Doc' we need to go back to the fifties, this time not to hook my parents up but to kill the legislation that put IN GOD WE TRUST on our money and put UNDER GOD in our pledge.
Will the fundies ever realize when those words got there and that our founders didn't ever want them to be there? Most likely not.
2/16/2010 1:53:52 AM
Our money says nothing of the sort. We have two scientists, one children's book author, a soprano songbird and two kings on our money.
And we actually were a Christian Nation, not long ago. Before 1996, every child born to members of the Swedish Church automatically became members as well.
2/16/2010 7:59:55 AM
Take a look at this 1910 Indian head US coin. Do you see "In God we trust" on there? I don't either. Maybe it WASN'T ALWAYS THERE!
2/16/2010 8:34:05 AM
"They all need to look at a dollar bill, or dime and read what is says - In God We Trust - we are falling away as a country, and unless they take this off our money and our motto - the people opposed to God in America - should leave. Another words, if an indivudual or organization was suing to take all these things away - and I was a Supreme Court Justice - I would say - if you don't like it - you don't like the money in your pocket and this country - Get Out - you are an enemy of America and God."
And you MemberOfBride and everyone else on Ruptured Retards need to look further than your own borders, and figure out why no other country needs such a pointless slogan on their currency. Especially we in the UK:
There's a reason why Charles Darwin is on the back of our £10 note. And when you figure out why, you'll realise why 'In God We Trust' on yours is irrelevant. And, if anything, is unconstitutional. It was only put there (along with 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance)- as a result of the Red Scare in the 1950s.
The USSR no longer exists. 'In God We Trust' is even less relevant today.
2/16/2010 9:43:41 AM
Why do you always assume that God sides with the American right?
6/24/2010 12:02:23 PM
Not even going to bother with the fact that it was a later addition.
Just going to bring up the point that it doesn't say one nation under the Christian god though, now does it?
6/24/2010 12:22:26 PM
Even if - you know what you were- talking about -which you don't- I would still have to say - that hyphens - DO NOT WORK THAT WAY.
6/24/2010 1:42:42 PM
Jade is correct about the two cent piece. Also,
Paper money didn't print the "In God We Trust"
thing until 1955.
6/24/2010 1:58:30 PM