The economy is in shambles. We are still fighting three unnecessary wars. The Wall Street crooks are still not being reigned in while demonstrators are being arrested and brutalized by police. So what does the Republican-controlled House of Representatives do? It re-affirms through a non-binding resolution that the official motto of the United States of America is “In God We Trust.”
I suppose it’s a good thing that these jokers are spending my tax money on frivolous exercises. At least they can’t do any more harm to the economy or international relations while they are diddling around in the House chamber (while many of them are diddling around in other chambers.)
But the bigger issue is the slogan itself. One of the fundamental principles of our republic is the wall of separation between Church and State. God belongs in churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques – not on government buildings or on our currency. The Supreme Court erroneously upheld the use of this slogan, contending that it has been so overused that it has lost its religious meaning. This is a shame – for both the church and the state.