Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society,
learn the language!
Even if they do come from a possession, they should be
required to learn English if they are going to live on
the main land.
God is part of the cultures that made their way to our
shores, and remains so because of the bill of rights.
God doesn't offend me, why would something that is
responsible for this earth, and all I enjoy including my
life offend me.
What is offence is when some one displays, "In God
We Trust", The word "We" refers to all no matter
how you may believe, taking away my right to choice.
It is appropriate to display anywhere in private, such
as church, or at home. But not where you are imposing
it on the general public, which may be viewed by those
people who don't hold with that belief. It makes
Christians no better then others who are trying to
force their belief on people.
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is a
Christian, right wing, political slogan. Congress
adopted this motto because Christian men and women,
pushed them too. This country got along fine with "E
Pluribus Unum" for 180 years, with out violating the
The original motto of the United States was secular.
"E Pluribus Unum" is Latin for "One from many" or
"One from many parts." It refers to the welding of a
single federal state from a group of individual political
units, originally colonies and now states. It was also
an acknowledgement of the multi cultural make-up of
the original colonies.
On JULY 4, 1776, Congress appointed John Adams,
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to prepare
a design for the Great Seal of the United States.
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The first design, submitted to Congress on AUG. 10,
1776, used the motto "E Pluribus Unum." It was
rejected. Five other designs also failed to meet with
Congress' approval during the next five years.
In 1782, Congress asked Mr. Thomson, Secretary of
Congress, to complete the project. Thomson, along with
a friend named Barton, produced a design that was
accepted by Congress on JUNE 10, 1782. It included an
eagle with a heart-shaped shield, holding arrows and an
olive branch in its claws. The motto "E Pluribus Unum"
appeared on a scroll held in its beak. The seal was first
used on SEP. 16, 1782. It was first used on some federal
coins in 1795.
In 1956, the nation was suffering through the height of
the cold war and the McCarthy communist witch hunt.
Partly in reaction to these factors, the 84th Congress
passed a joint resolution to replace the existing motto
with "In God we Trust." The president signed the
resolution into law on JULY 30, 1956. The change was
partly motivated by a desire to differentiate between
"atheistic" communism and western capitalistic
democracies, which were at least nominally Christian.
This change was just a couple of years after Congress
added "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Both
changes are clear violations of the First Amendment.
I love my country, and would defend it, and old glory to
the end, but when you say, "our culture, country, land
and lifestyle" who's, "OUR" are you referring too.
That my friend is what freedom is all about, being able
to not only voice your opinion, but to make changes to
non righteous laws. It is every citizens right to defend
the constitution and the bill of rights, from transgression
by self centered people like you.
I do agree that anyone who doesn't like this country the
way it is, and is not willing to make peaceful changes
through the law, DO Have the RIGHT TO LEAVE.