Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Congress Finally Gets Something Done

With all the problems facing the U.S., yesterday the House of Representatives took time to reaffirm that "In God We Trust" is the National Motto. Really. It passed 396-9.
H CON RES 13 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 1-Nov-2011 6:55 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
BILL TITLE: Reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.
It reads:
"Whereas if religion and morality are taken out of the marketplace of ideas, the very freedom on which the United States was founded cannot be secured."
Obama chided them for ignoring more pressing issues, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said "Nobody is threatening the national motto," and there was this:
"I think we know by now that this Congress likes God. Can we move on?" said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Who were the nine brave representatives who voted no? Two Republicans and 7 Democrats:

Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
Justin Amash (R-MI)
Judy Chu (D-CA)
Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Michael Honda (D-CA)
Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Austin Scott (R-VA)
Pete Stark (D-CA)

As Rick Perry found out, "God" (whatever that is) doesn't pay much attention to these kind of things--at last report she was quite busy in Somalia and Cambodia. Also, she is busy helping some viruses invade a species of small, snail-like creatures on a planet in galaxy NGC 3370.

1 comment:

Steve Bloom said...

It bolsters my confidence in the future of this country to know that Congress took time to affirm their faith in a make-believe sky fairy.