Thursday, October 1, 2015

In God We Trust, the continuum

 In God We Trust, the continuum

In the October 1st, 2015 issue of The Dallas Morning News appeared two columns in reference to “In God We Trust” decals place on police vehicles in Texas.  The column by Jeremy Dys is in support of the decals detailing the use of “God” or the Deity all through American history illustrating such references are part of the American fabric.  A member of The Dallas Morning News editorial board Mr. Jim Mitchel offered a column disagreeing with the premise as set in Mr. Dys column.  Mr. Mitchel basically stated it was a “slippery slope.”    

The police chief of Childress Texas Mr. Adrian Garcia responded to an atheist group with “go fly a kite.”  In response and out respect for fallen police officers the Childress Police Department placed decals on their vehicles which read “In God We Trust.”  This caused an Atheist group the Freedom From Religion Foundation to send the police chief a letter protesting the decals claiming “separation of church and state.”

Some examples of the use of “God” or reference to Him throughout American history:  

“Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them”
“endowed by their Creator”
--- Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776.

“in the Year of our Lord”
--- United States Constitution, 1787

“So help me God.”
--- U.S. presidential oath of office

“this nation, under God……”
---President Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg address

“the blessing of God.”
--- U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt added to oath of office

“…blessings of Almighty God”
---General Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day 1944

“God save the United States and this honorable Court.”
---American courts open with

“And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
---Star Spangled Banner, 1814

Earlier video on this issue explaining what happened:

Note: MUSIC: “Our Flag” from 

Columns referenced in this video:

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