Seriously? With everything we’re dealing with right now, this is what you want to waste time on?
House Republicans on Tuesday will try to pass a resolution reaffirming that “In God We Trust” is the national motto of the United States.
The concurrent resolution, sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), would not have the force of law, but instead is aimed at “supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.”
The bill briefly outlines the history of government references to God, and adds in that “if religion and morality are taken out of the market-place of ideas, the very freedom on which the United States was founded cannot be secured.”
Republicans argue that the resolution would help turn the tide against what they see as an informal effort to remove references to God from public buildings.
“Federal agencies and departments have been instructed that the phrase not be posted in those buildings,” Forbes wrote in March. “The effect on our public schools has been chilling, as teachers and administrators do not know whether they can post our national motto on their walls.”
Memo to Randy Forbes: religion and morality are not the same thing, otherwise we wouldn’t have pedophile priests and youth pastors arrested for sex crimes and televangelists and megachurch pastors sent to jail. So wise up, dude.
But really, I’m not even going to address the stupidity of this entire charade. Because it just never fails, whenever there’s a real problem Americans are grappling with, Republicans scurry to find a fake one to take our attention away from it. It’s the modern day version of bread and circuses, without the bread.
Nice try but I don’t think even a shiny-sparkly culture war will make Americans feel better about greedy banksters and Wall Street high rollers getting rich while the rest of the nation wallows in unemployment.