Monday, May 04, 2015
"In God We Trust" (All Others Pay Cash)
Tomorrow morning at the Watauga County Commission meeting, our commissioners will be asked to sign on to putting up "In God We Trust" on the front of the county courthouse. This is a "movement" calling itself the "US Motto Action Committee" which is inducing county commissions across North Carolina to fall into line and get all pharisaical and self-righteous. If a county commissioner said "no, thank you," to this offer, why, it would be tantamount to statesmanship, to following the Constitution and refusing to mix state and religion. But what county commissioner wants to be labeled as irreligious?
You get one guess on how that vote will go tomorrow morning.
The push to inscribe In God We Trust on North Carolina courthouses is pure b.s., Christian dominionism for the post-911 world.
Yes, Congress adopted "In God We Trust" as the national motto during the Eisenhower administration, mainly so congress persons could prove they weren't Commie Red. It was at about that same time that "under God" got stuck into an otherwise adequate Pledge of Allegiance. We had to be Under Godding and In God We Trusting to prove that we were anti-commie Americans.
Now apparently we have to prove that we're not Kenyan Muslim socialists.
As far as I'm concerned, this pharisaical movement to put In God We Trust on the courthouse is just more anti-Obama bullying of the national discussion.
If these guys were actually honest about it, and dealing with stone-cold reality, they would put up in big letters on every government building in the land, "In Filthy Lucre We Trust." That would at least cut to the chase of where we are today.