Wednesday, February 28, 2007

'In God We Trust' hidden on new $1 coin

Have you seen the new U.S. $1 coins? My first impression was that the coin was designed by a committee made up of ACLU members.

What's missing? Try finding the words "In God We Trust" on the coin.

Our national motto is not on the front of the coin, which features an awful likeness of George Washington. The words are not on the back, which features the Statue of Liberty.

Look closer. You might need a magnifying glass.

I gave the coin to a colleague and asked them to find "In God We Trust" on it. It took them 1 minute and 15 seconds to find the inscription, but they weren't sure what the words said because they were so tiny.

The words "In God We Trust" are found on the edge of the coin.

"In God We Trust" has been our national motto for 50 years and has been imprinted on U.S. currency going back to 1864. Prominently featured on currency, until now.

These are the same words that the ACLU and atheists like Michael Newdow have tried for years to have removed from U.S. currency and "The Pledge of Allegiance."

All U.S. coins feature "In God We Trust" on the front. You can even make out the motto clearly on a dime. But good luck finding it on the new $1 coin.

Even if you find it, who knows how long it will remain on the coins. What part of the coin is the easiest to wear away? The edge, of course. How long will "In God We Trust" appear on the new $1 coins before the words are rubbed away entirely?

Has the ACLU and the militant atheists infiltrated the U.S. Mint?

If this trend continues, our currency will not be the same when our grandchildren grow up and have children of their own.

Judging from the U.S. Mint's previous failed attempts to widely distribute $1 coins (the Eisenhower dollar, the Susan B. Anthony dollar and the Sacagawea dollar), time may be on our side.

Americans simply don't want to carry dollar coins around. (An AP-Ipsos poll says three-fourths of people surveyed oppose replacing the dollar bill with a dollar coin.) Most people don’t like change in any denomination. When was the last time you bent over to pick up a penny?

The Mint plans to flood 300 million George Washington dollar coins into circulation and will release four new $1 coins each year through 2016 until all deceased U.S. presidents are featured on the coins. The 2007 coins will feature George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Sorry Millard Fillmore fans, you'll have to wait until 2010 to get your hands on coins bearing the likeness of the 13th president. The Mint has launched a big PR campaign to get children to collect the coins. No wonder George Washington has such a pained look on his face on the new $1 coin.

The effort to remove "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency needs to be nipped in the bud.

Other than the ACLU and Newdow, nobody was lobbying for the removal of "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency. A lot of people on the political left fail to understand that the Constitution does not exclude God from public life.

The establishment clause of the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. As long as the government does not establish a national religion at the expense of others, it's OK to talk about God, it's OK to display the Ten Commandments and a Nativity scene or put "In God We Trust" on our currency.

This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles by men of faith. It's the ACLU and the secular progressives who have misled people into thinking that God has no place in our national dialogue. Of course, it’s a daily struggle for the nation’s Christians to display their faith in the public arena thanks to activist judges.

What can you do? Refuse to accept the coins. Write your congressman today and let him or her know that the anti-Christian crowd has gone too far. There's still time to correct the misguided attempt to remove "In God We Trust" from the nation's currency.

Fight to restore this nation's Judeo-Christian traditions. Don't let the ACLU and the minority of militant atheists win.


Kent McManigal said...

Another issue is that they are worthless and not a "dollar" as defined in the Constitution, but a base metal IOU.

billev2k said...

"In God We Trust" may be an appropriate national motto, but it really doesn't belong on the government's currency, paper, metal, gold, or otherwise. In the government, I want *individuals* whom I can trust to do their duty to the nation and to the Constitution. But when they can hide behind their "God", and claim that it is the same One in whom we trust, we get the likes of George Bush. And George Bush has done more to destroy the teachings of Jesus, Son of the God in whom We Trust, than any other president in history. Perhaps, if George had not been able to ask us to trust him, because we trust Him, the American people would have seen through the lies, and put a stop to George and his insanity.

autofyrsto said...


The government has so debased our money that the metal in a nickel is now worth over seven cents. That's right. Every time you spend a nickel you are cheated out of two cents.

It would make economic sense to just melt your nickels and sell the metal, but the government will throw you in prison if you do that.

The government is also threatening that it is a federal crime to start your own money system that is backed by gold or silver to make it impervious to government debasement and inflation.

The national debt continues to rise. The purchasing power of the dollar continues to fall. The government threatens anyone who wants to do anything about it with prison--and all you have to say about it is: "Where's the national motto?"

The Decidenator said...

"The establishment clause of the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."

100% wrong. This is the Establishment Clause:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

Like most fundies, you either don't understand the Constitution or you're deliberately lying, and it's clear that you don't have any respect for it.

There's a Free Exercise clause, which gives individuals the right to practice religion. Obviously, whether "In God We Trust" is written on a coin does not impact anybody's ability to practice religion.

The Establishment Clause prevents the government from establishing preferences of one religion over another or of religion over non-religion. Religious slogans on coins are a clear violation of this (although the Supreme Court has ruled that some violations of this clause are ok if they've been around for a long time).

Unknown said...

"In God We Trust" may be our nations motto, but it stands for so much more than that. The bible says if we are ashamed of him then he will be ashamed of us. I believe removal of our statement of trust is a blunt act of distancing ourselves from where WE ALL come from. This nation was built on this motto and look how great it has treated us. Look at the country that has become so strong that all these other countries that do not "trust in god" rely on us. God is what makes us strong no matter what religion. To denounce him is to denounce our ancestry and our futures. I do not want my children growing up in a world without God. If you can so easily dismiss this truth, then you need to ask where is your faith. As far as Bush, that comment makes me laugh. I mean come on. You cannot blame "in god we trust" on you electing Bush for president.
I just feel like this nation takes for granted what we have that we'll all just sit back and let the government do as they choose and justify it. What they are doing is wrong with the presidential dollar coins and I think it's the beginning of much worse if we just stand by and do nothing.
I don't think that "in god we trust" is a single religions slogan, it represents God over all, no matter what religion.

springbank said...

"This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles by men of faith." This statement is not true. Our founding fathers were Deists.

Anonymous said...

I'm only 11 and I am so dissapointed that they would take the name of our Lord and Saviour of of the bill. It is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Bill you are an idiot! And god bless you for having free thought and by the grace of god being born in a country where Im unable to strike you in the back of the head (without recourse, of course) for having those cute lil free thoughts. ALL politicians lie, democrat and republican alike. President Bush got us into Iraq, for whatever reasons Ill conceed ya that. But old President Clinton got us into the Balkans...without a withdrawl plan? Oh that cant be, how long we been there now? Yes sir we still have troops there....well Im sure you still have plenty of fuel for your free thought so enjoy and god bless
SFC Grant

Unknown said...

This is a buch of crap, this has been our nations motto for ever and a day. As far I I am conserned, people from other country are more than welcome to immigrate to America(LEGALY ANS THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS) but ist a bunch of B.S. for immigrant come come to this country and the first they they want to do is change this, then that. You came to this country knowing the way thing work, if you dont like it, get the hell out. I am not REALLY religous, but This country was based on God. Wheather the For Fathers were, Judeo-Chritian, Deists, Catholic, or what ever, this country was based on god. Nothing says you have to have that money, if you dont like it send it to me. This is the way the country has been for years and it should be that way until the day this counrty come to an end(an end hahahah). If you dont like it go live somewere else.