Friday, November 18, 2005

No More "In God We Trust?

Only if Michael Newdow has his way. Here is the full story. Michael Newdow, you may remember is the man who sued to have the "One Nation Under God" taken out of the Pledge. If I remember correctly, he initially said that it was because his daughter was so traumatized. I think she was traumtized to have such a fruitcake for a father.

He says:
"I'm a minister of the First Amendmist Church of True Science and I can't
raise funds or anything else because all the coins say that we believe in God,
and that's completely against our principals," Newdow said.

"It's incredible, that what we gave to the world is this idea of
religious freedom ... 'we the United States,' that was our invention, and of all
the things we could have come up with is a national motto ... that's religious.
It's insane."

The thing I think he forgets is that the Founders were primarily religious, Christian folks. I'm sorry, Mike, but that is the truth.

Legal experts predict Newdow's lawsuit will fail because the courts tend to
view certain expressions like "In God We Trust" as casual religious references
that have been around so long they've lost their religious power. Even the
secular lobby Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
is calling the lawsuit frivolous.

OK, when the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State thinks this lawsuit is frivolous, you have to be quite the character. Give me a Break.

Newdow is about to start a fundraising campaign to help pay his legal
bills. That money will be in the very form of the bills he is protesting.

Maybe he should go live somewhere else. This really chaps my hide, I tell ya. Dork.

1 comment:

happycamper said...

Ya know. If he is really upset about the phrase "in God we trust" on his money, then maybe he shouldn't use money. I don't like cuss words, so I don't use them. I don't think everyone is going to stop using them because I may be offended. And that is just a silly example. He is basically asking for history to be changed. It seems like he wants to go back in time and try to change the minds of the founders of our counntry, who influenced what is on our currency. It seems somewhat selfish to me.