Thursday, July 23, 2009
By Hemant Mehta
The House approved engraving “In God We Trust” in the Capitol Visitors Center.
The bill has not yet been voted on in the Senate. The bill passed in the Senate with “Unanimous Consent.”
The House voted 410-8 in favor of it. (12 people abstained and 2 voted “present.”)
Who was brave enough to vote against it?
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA)
Rep. James McDermott (D-WA)
Rep. Ronald Paul (R-TX)
Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)
Rep. Fortney Stark (D-CA)
But, alas, they were defeated by a large margin.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing to prevent the engraving — which I’m not optimistic about, but I wish them well.
Chuck Norris, however, is pissed off.
I’m a fighter for the freedoms of speech and religion. They are our constitutional rights — what the First Amendment is all about. But those freedoms don’t give atheists the entitlement to eliminate or revise America’s religious heritage in the new $621 million taxpayer-provided Capitol Visitors Center, or CVC, in Washington, D.C.He’s a fighter for freedom of speech as long as it’s Christians doing the talking. No one is asking the CVC to engrave a sign saying “There’s probably no god.” Atheists are saying we should keep gods out of our government....(Remainder.)