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?)
posted on 11/03/2011 8:36:55 PM PDT
(If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
"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.
posted on 11/04/2011 4:58:20 AM PDT
(I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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