I can’t believe he took the bait
Never in the history of humankind has there been an act as provocative and worthy of a presidential smackdown as the passage by the Congress of a Concurrent Resolution affirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto:
Whereas `In God We Trust’ is the official motto of the United States;
Whereas the sentiment, `In God We Trust’, has been an integral part of United States society since its founding;
Whereas in times of national challenge or tragedy, the people of the United States have turned to God as
their source for sustenance, protection, wisdom, strength, and direction;
Whereas the Declaration of Independence recognizes God, our Creator, as the source of our rights, `We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’;
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Whereas President John F. Kennedy said, `The guiding principle and prayer of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be `In God We Trust.’: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That Congress reaffirms `In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States and supports and encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.
This shall not stand unaddressed:
President Obama invoked God Wednesday as he criticized Congress for voting on commemorative coins and a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.
“That’s not putting people back to work,” Obama said. “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people to work.”
Obama called on Congress to approve his jobs package.
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God wants to see us help ourselves
Yes, self-reliance, i.e. the opposite of what Obama believe in.
Exactly. So far, he has managed to create a virtual economy through the accumulation of debt, which exceeds 10% of our national GDP. Unless he has a plan to replace his creation with something based in reality, then once the bond sales fail, we will experience a sudden and painful contraction. Even before then, the individuals who remain responsible for their affairs, will continue to be punished both fiscally and morally by authoritarian actions.
It’s as if these people have no understanding of fundamental economic principles, but are solely guided through their dreams of instant gratification. This would also go a long way to explain the subversive design of welfare policies and programs in this society.
The root cause of America’s progressive decline stems from replacing moral knowledge with totalitarian policies; but, more so, policies enforced through a selective rule of law. Unfortunately, people are still operating on the premise that we live in a free society. So, without the self-moderation engendered by moral knowledge, and authoritarian interests acting for their own good, this society became vulnerable to progressive corruption.
It doesn’t help matters when a large minority of Americans equivocate on the fundamental principle of assigning dignity to human life. The continued effort to denigrate individual dignity and devalue human life is a principal means to corrupt individuals and society, which is exacerbated through progressive involuntary exploitation (i.e. involuntary redistributive change).
Obama is an opportunist. He was as a lawyer in the private sector and he has demonstrated no change as a civil servant.
Probably would have been better if he had used the word “and” instead of “but”.
Of course, Obama’s intelligence has always been overrated.
I guess he was speaking off the cuff. Look for Mr. Carney to explain exactly what it was that Barry O was trying to say. Try as they may, his handlers can’t get around that ‘Pedigree’.
God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people to work.
So, God hates government regulations, and Obamacare is a particularly heinous transgression.
Is that a fair interpretation of the President’s comment?
Double thumbs up to that comment.
Teleprompter must have been broken again…
I wonder how the President would respond to a resolution phrased “In government we trust”.
I believe that the House has passed 15 jobs bills which Obama’s colleagues in the Senate refuse to consider and refuse to consider other legislation that will create jobs. Perhaps Obama should have someone get Harry Reid and Schumer on the phone and tell them God wants them to pass the 15 House bills to put Americans back to work.
obama’s attempt to make passing stimulus II a heaven-directed duty is obnoxious but come on…is this really the kind of thing we want congress doing at all, much less when there are so many more pressing issues right now? not to mention that not all americans trust in any sort of god…why the sudden need to rub religion in their faces? this god stuff may appeal to a certain segment of their base, but it is also the kind of thing that loses republicans general elections.
Well, what did you expect — even though the wording of the resolution seems a bit dubious historically. (I seem to recall that “God” was in an original draft of the Declaration and it was struck out and replaced with “their Creator” in the final version on sound philosophical grounds.)
The motto did not appear on our money until the early 1860s — not sure of it’s status before then.
But nonetheless I’m happy to see “teh won” invoking God; may we see His judgment duly rendered in about a year. 😉
God spoke to me. She is pissed.
This is an un-serious (R) move, stupid, worthless, and pandering at its worst.
That’s one more reason for the TEA Party’s existence.
It wasn’t that long ago that President Obama was working on NCAA picks and making them public instead of working on jobs.
National motto vs NCAA picks? One does seem to have a little more to do with national policy.