Your Take: 'In God We Trust'

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Yesterday, The Takeaway talked about a vote by the House of Representatives to reaffirm "In God We Trust" as the national motto. We asked listeners what they thought of the motto, if they had a better one, and how they trusted. This is what some of you had to say.

Comments [7]

Idore Anschell from Seattle, Washington

I teach in schools, and during the daily pledge I keep my mouth shut at the God part. I feel wounded that the children (must) by rote say "In God we trust". They will say it, and "In God we trust" will be imprinted on their developing psyches, whether I want it to be or not, whether they will believe or "trust" in this entity, or not. The government of the United States will decide what people must believe. Is this democracy?

I am outraged.

Apr. 03 2013 06:02 PM
Lynn from NJ

Our nation's Pledge of Allegiance refers to "...one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all." I am sure that our nation's pledge would be another topic of debate, then our Constitution! Our nation was founded by God fearing men and is based on principles. 'In God We Trust' absolutely should remain on our currency. All generations of United States citizens should be taught to love their God, their family, their country and their self. The bottom line is in 'God We Trust', so fellow Americans stand up for "America love it or leave it'!

Nov. 07 2011 09:21 AM
Fredric from Weston, FL

For a country with the 1st Amendment right providing for the separation of church and state as part of it's Constitution, "In God We Trust" is hypocritical at best. And in response to the 90% of Americans polled who believe in God, there are 10% who are either agnostic, like myself, or atheist. Does our opinion not count in this land of "equality" and "personal freedom?" Should not a National motto pertain to ALL of the citizenry?

Nov. 04 2011 07:59 AM
Louis Nardozi from Florida

Thank God for Dr. Paul - only he has the nads to say that this was just a cheap grandstanding ploy by people who want so desperately to be reelected they'd sell the entire country to the highest bidder. Really? We needed to "reaffirm" "In God we Trust"? Really? We don't need to do something else with our infinitely precious Congressional time, like say fix the country? They need to take everyone who voted on this and give them a 5 gallon coffee enema and tell them get the hell to work!

Nov. 04 2011 12:25 AM
Isaac Houston from Massachusetts

@Ed - 90% believe in God means that 10% don't. So based on your take, maybe the motto should be, "In God we Trust, and non-believers are unwanted." Also, just because everybody believes something, doesn't make it right.

Nov. 03 2011 11:22 AM
Angel from Miami, FL

Gods name is being used for political propaganda on our currency. "E pluribus unum" is a more apt motto. It says more to who we are as a nation. We're more than merely followers of a deity which is what the current motto inaccurately attempts to demonstrate.

Nov. 03 2011 10:55 AM
Ed from Larchmont

In polls over 90% of Americans believe in God, so 'In God we trust' is an appropriate motto.

Nov. 03 2011 08:15 AM

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