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See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'
Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT by opentalk

The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”

Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA). Voting present were Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC).

The bi-partisan resolution not only affirms “In God We Trust” as the national motto, but it also “encourages its display in public buildings and government institutions.”

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When the Capital visitors Center was opened they did not have the national motto in there. In fact, they inscribed in the stones that our national motto was 'E pluribus unum.'"

A speech President Obama gave last year in Jakarta, Indonesia, he stated that the motto was instead “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of many, one.”

Obama keeps pushing the collective verse individual responsibility.

1 posted on 11/03/2011 2:06:22 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

All commies.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 2:10:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: opentalk

Waddler...what a shock


3 posted on 11/03/2011 2:11:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: opentalk
Voting present were Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). . . .

Maybe he would have voted for it if it said "In Allah we trust."

4 posted on 11/03/2011 2:12:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: SaraJohnson

All Commies, Muslims, or both!


5 posted on 11/03/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: SaraJohnson

I’m sure that this statement “encourages its display in public buildings and government institutions.”.....includes the schools also......right?


6 posted on 11/03/2011 2:13:26 PM PDT by RC2
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

Wadler/Nadler/Ackerman - New York: somebody had better make this a campaign issue. What a couple of creeps. We can do better than this, New Yorkers.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 2:17:11 PM PDT by juliej
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To: opentalk
Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA)

Self-professed atheist.

8 posted on 11/03/2011 2:18:15 PM PDT by x
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

and one RINO from Michigan.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: opentalk
Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA). Voting present were Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC).

Ping for later

10 posted on 11/03/2011 2:38:58 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: opentalk

***The bi-partisan resolution not only affirms “In God We Trust” as the national motto,****

“And this be our motto, ‘IN GOD IS OUR TRUST.’”-From the National Anthem by Francis Scott Key.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: opentalk
Way back in 1814, the poem titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry" had in it's 4th verse:

"And this be our motto: In God is our trust"

12 posted on 11/03/2011 2:40:13 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: opentalk
Keith Ellison

Muslim

13 posted on 11/03/2011 2:41:30 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: pfflier
"And this be our motto: In God is our trust"

Without Him we are nothing!

14 posted on 11/03/2011 2:43:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: opentalk

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich). Which district does this RINO represent?


15 posted on 11/03/2011 2:44:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: pfflier

Yes, we should praise the God who has made us and preserved us as a nation.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 2:51:36 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: xzins

Remember when Al Gore said that “E Pluribus Unum” meant “out of one, many”? And Quayle was supposed to be an idiot. And NOBODY makes Biden jokes, even though Leno could read a transcript of slow Joe speaking off the cuff and have the audience laughing their butts off.


17 posted on 11/03/2011 3:08:37 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: boop

The media has been picking and choosing America’s leaders for some time now with very few exceptions.

You’d think Americans would catch on.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 3:12:08 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: ReformationFan; SandRat
Justin Amash is actually very conservative, and represents a Grand Rapids-based CD. He probably had some idiosyncratic reason to vote against it (in the same way that Ron Paul usually votes “no” on almost everything).
19 posted on 11/03/2011 3:22:02 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: opentalk

Marxism on full display....


20 posted on 11/03/2011 3:29:07 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitomy of MLK's dream.)
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To: Cicero

Judging by the way our congresscritters suck up to Islam, Keith Ellison will get his wish soon enough.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 3:29:48 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: xzins
Then the Star Spangled Banner in Triumph shall wave

O'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

22 posted on 11/03/2011 3:32:03 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: grellis; MichCapCon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Includes Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), thanks opentalk.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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24 posted on 11/03/2011 4:05:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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25 posted on 11/03/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: opentalk
The galling thing to me is that this is not a matter of religious loyalty it is a matter of national tradition, history and patriotism.

Even if it were a matter of religious loyalty they are supposed to represent their constituents not their personal feelings. Scumbags all!

26 posted on 11/03/2011 4:23:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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Amash was in full spin today

27 posted on 11/03/2011 4:53:32 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis
Amash was in full spin today

His vote is kind of unexpected. I'm assuming Walberg voted for God.
28 posted on 11/03/2011 5:15:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: opentalk

So militant muslim Keith Ellison voted present. Could it be that he’s concerned about the reaction of his constituents?

Pussy.


29 posted on 11/03/2011 5:39:54 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I guess I'll keep living until I die.)
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To: opentalk

The usual list of suspects.


30 posted on 11/03/2011 6:54:27 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure Walberg voted for “In God We Trust.” Bill Hardiman would have voted for the bill as well . . . .


31 posted on 11/03/2011 8:34:00 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: grellis

How did Amash spin his NAY vote? Did he say that it exceeded Congress’s ennumerated powers, à la Ron Paul? (Then again, didn’t Paul vote for the bill?)


32 posted on 11/03/2011 8:36:55 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: prairiebreeze

Weird about Ellison. Yes he may call his god “Allah”, but doesn’t he still think of Him as “God”?


33 posted on 11/03/2011 8:52:05 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: ReformationFan
Justin Amash (MI) is in the 3rd district. By Grand Rapids. He is 31 years old

..The only Republican to vote against "In God We Trust".

34 posted on 11/04/2011 1:39:40 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: ReformationFan

http://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/215110955225042

I’d cut Justin some slack on this... he is extremely focus & principaled. I’m a huge fan.


35 posted on 11/04/2011 3:55:07 AM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"Displaying 'In God We Trust' on public property is appropriate in some circumstances," he wrote. "There is no need to push for the phrase to be on all federal, state and local buildings. "The fear that unless 'In God We Trust' is displayed throughout the government, Americans will somehow lose their faith in God, is a dim view of the profound religious convictions many citizens have," he added. "Trying to score political points with unnecessary resolutions should not be Congress' priority."

However, the legislation is not a mandate--it supports and encourages the display of the motto in all public buildings, schools, government installations, etc. It also seems to make it more difficult for atheistic whack jobs to call for, and be granted, removal of the motto. Sure, it's relatively meaningless legislation, but to me it's a sway in the right direction.

36 posted on 11/04/2011 4:58:20 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: pithyinme

Seems to me that he was rather out of focus on this issue. And he is “principled” in a way that only someone who has never worked in the private sector (he went from law school straight into politics) could be—without any sense of the effects that his actions will have on the real world. But that’s what happens when we elect a 30-year-old with no military or private-sector experience based on his voting record over 18 months in the state legislature. Now liberals will point to how “even conservatives” oppose having “In God We Trust” as our national motto. Heck of a job, Jason.

Justin Amash needs to grow up.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 7:49:19 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: opentalk

I’ve never heard of the young rep, but then Grand Rapids means Gerald Ford, which means moderate, really liberal.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 3:49:51 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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