House orders 'In God We Trust' engrav...

House orders 'In God We Trust' engraved in new visitor center

There are 1287 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 9, 2009, titled House orders 'In God We Trust' engraved in new visitor center. In it, Newsday reports that:

The national motto, "In God We Trust," will be engraved in the Capitol Visitor Center, responding to critics who said Congress spent $621 million on the new facility without paying due respect to the nation's religious heritage.

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Steve

Mclean, VA

#1 Jul 9, 2009
Excellent!
terryg

Millbrook, NY

#2 Jul 9, 2009
More then excellent!!!
BRAVO!
lnbee

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2009
Good news!!

Since: Jun 08

Wilmette, IL

#10 Jul 9, 2009
Jack wrote:
Who are the 8 house members who did not vote for this?
My guess is they are mostly Democrats
pammy

Skokie, IL

#12 Jul 9, 2009
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
God Bless America

Nazareth, PA

#16 Jul 9, 2009
1 republican, 7 democrats voted against - 14 did not vote

rep.-

Ronald Paul TX

dems.-

Fortney Stark CA
Michael Honda CA
Mazie Hirono HI
Donna Edwards MD
John Conyers MI
Robert Scott VA
James McDermott WA
Harrison

Thornton, IL

#18 Jul 9, 2009
Seven Democrats voted against the motto, In God We Trust, on the visitor center: Edwards, MD; Honda, CA; Hirono, Hawaii; McDermott, WA; Scott, KY; Stark, CA, and Conyers, MI. The only Republican was Ron Paul.
Keep em separated

United States

#19 Jul 9, 2009
Which "God" are we honoring? Zeus? Christ? Allah? FSM?

Religion and government should always be kept separate, because mixing them weakens both.
Keep em separated

United States

#21 Jul 9, 2009
God Bless America wrote:
<quoted text>
No one cares.
I care.

Our government is trampling his religious beliefs.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#22 Jul 9, 2009
So our congress has once again decided to ignore the bill of rights and keep you fundies happy with your delusions. Doesn't do a thing except make you all look like hypocrites and hate-mongers. Just look at the latest surveys on religion; your self-righteous intolerance is driving people away from your mythology. Can't wait until become as secular as Europe!
john

Northbrook, IL

#24 Jul 9, 2009
why are they arguing about such petty things? we have better and more important problems to discuss. separation of church and state is definitely not one of them. these idiots dont really have anything else to argue about. lets focus on something that we're all impacted by... such as war and failing economy.
Pragmatist

Chicago, IL

#26 Jul 9, 2009
Jack wrote:
Who are the 8 house members who did not vote for this?
They're the persons that shouldn't be voted out...
God Bless America

Nazareth, PA

#28 Jul 9, 2009
THEAprof wrote:
So our congress has once again decided to ignore the bill of rights and keep you fundies happy with your delusions. Doesn't do a thing except make you all look like hypocrites and hate-mongers. Just look at the latest surveys on religion; your self-righteous intolerance is driving people away from your mythology. Can't wait until become as secular as Europe!
People in this country still believe in God. They may not go to church as much as years ago or practice a set religion, but they still believe in God.
Pragmatist

Chicago, IL

#29 Jul 9, 2009
All hail Krom!
Mia

Chicago, IL

#30 Jul 9, 2009
Those who can comment intelligently on this won't waste the time to, because there are so many other things that need to be addressed. And that is the edge that the stupid have and the reason that they win the day like this.
Skip

Glendale Heights, IL

#31 Jul 9, 2009
Earnest in Evanston wrote:
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My guess is they are mostly Democrats
My guess is that they are people who actually value the United States Constitution.
Skip

Glendale Heights, IL

#32 Jul 9, 2009
God Bless America wrote:
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You are what is the problem with our country. You are a minority in your thinking and we are sick of people like you trying to dictate what the rest of us should think, do or say. You do not like it, learn to ignore.
The Bill of Rights is not there to protect the majority; it is there to protect the minority.

As someone once wisely said, the United States is NOT "one nation under god." It is one nation under a Constitution.
Just me

East Stroudsburg, PA

#33 Jul 9, 2009
I guess the High Grand Atheist Newdow will soon rear his head.
Skip

Glendale Heights, IL

#34 Jul 9, 2009
Pragmatist wrote:
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They're the persons that shouldn't be voted out...
Are you so insecure in your own religious beliefs that you feel so threatened by these eight patriots?

And before anyone says this is a liberal issue, consider that one of those eight votes was cast by Republican Ron Paul of Texas, who embodies the libertarian sentiment that many in the Republican party used to share many years ago.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#35 Jul 9, 2009
Not everyone. And chiseling nonsense on a building won't convert anyone to your mythology.
God Bless America wrote:
<quoted text>
People in this country still believe in God. They may not go to church as much as years ago or practice a set religion, but they still believe in God.

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