September 29, 2009 9:31:00 AM
Today I received an e-mail from a friend of mine with a picture of the new one dollar coin with Washington''s picture on it. No problem with that except it has the words "In God We Trust" missing from the coin. Most people if handed one of these for change are refusing to accept it. Way to go my people. I am proud of those who refuse to follow blindly along like sheep and just take the money. Even some of the people who have to hand this out in change, when refused, are saying "I agree." I for one will not accept the coin either. I believe our government is testing the waters with this coin.
We the people have to decide what we are willing to accept and what we are not. Our government is in the shape it is now because of greedy, self indulgent officials and the greedy, self indulgent people who want to keep them in office.
So while we are refusing to follow blindly and accept this coin, we do it out of love for our God, our country and our beloved military men and women. Dare we take "In God We Trust" off our money, while so many of us pray diligently for our loved ones who are in Iraq and Afghanistan? That to me is hypocritical. Brothers and sisters let us join together and refuse to accept what is not acceptable.
leb commented at 9/29/2009 11:18:00 AM:
Some people will believe anything! This coin, minted in 2007, Has "In God we Trust" written on the edge of the coin rather than on the face. If you'd open your eyes instead of closing your mind and believing everything that fits your preconceived notions, perhaps you'd see some reality.
Thomas Sanders commented at 9/29/2009 11:40:00 AM:
Turn the coin and look on the side.In God We Trust is there.
Michael commented at 9/29/2009 11:48:00 AM:
In the past, the US was not ashame to put "In God We Trust" on the front of our money. Now we hide it on the side. How long before we remove it all together?
leb commented at 9/29/2009 2:37:00 PM:
Geez! Michael, some are blind and some just don't have anything at all to complain about. I'm sure that's why they put the phrase on the edge (hiding in plain sight)...because they were ashamed...or maybe the liberals conspired in the dark designing the thing to try to get you upset. You apparently can't even handle small change.
JC commented at 9/30/2009 10:53:00 AM:
Always, ALWAYS believe email forwards from right wing nutjobs. They are always 100% true.
observer2 commented at 9/30/2009 11:31:00 AM:
JC is still calling people names, yep, there he goes again. Probably "takes one to know one" is what I always heard. Cept he is on the left wing , way out there on the tip end. Wonder how it feels to think you know it all?
Melody commented at 9/30/2009 2:02:00 PM:
Wonder what it feels like to think you know everything? Just ask JC's idol--BH Obama. The guy uses the words I or ME more than any words in the whole dictionary. He used them over 300 times in one speech the other day and 1200 times over a 40 speech peroid. The poor libs who voted for him actually still think he cares for them, that's pitiful. And it's true , some of them are actually praying to him now. Really pitiful. Well , I take some of that back, only half of those who voted for him still think he cares for them. The other half are wiseing up.
observer2 commented at 9/30/2009 2:21:00 PM:
You're right, Melody, now that I think about it , he does like himself a whole lot. I bet he's had thoughts about changing all the coins to read, "In Obama we trust". Don't you think he has too?
JC commented at 9/30/2009 2:45:00 PM:
Speak of right wing nutjobs and they appear. Shouldn't you guys be out "taking care of" abortion doctors or census workers?
Q commented at 9/30/2009 4:36:00 PM:
One of the biggest failings of the political right has been their inability to choose their battles wisely; this letter is a perfect example. Had the right used a little more discretion, rather than believing there was a "boogeyman in every woodpile", the 2008 elections could have ended up quite differently. As it is, the endless rumors, innuendo, and shrill talk from certain radio personalities have driven many former "conservatives" like myself more to the center (or even center-left) of the spectrum. There are many more important issues facing this country than the presence (or absence) of some religious phrase on a piece of money. Do you REALLY think that Jesus cares? If you do, I feel sorry for you.
Melody commented at 9/30/2009 9:18:00 PM:
Hey Q, better do your research before pointing fingers .. A political left liberal boogeyman started the letter just to cause trouble. Not everybody has 20/20 you know. It's not the first time a lib has posed as a conservative to give fodder to the far out political left. It's you who should care about honoring our creator, Jesus is He. Look in the mirror, Q.
Bill Cannon commented at 10/1/2009 10:48:00 AM:
To placate the ignorant, the government has moved "In God We Trust" to the face of the coin in 2009. On paper money the moto first appeared in 1957 on paper money and was not on most paper money until the 60's.
JC commented at 10/1/2009 3:27:00 PM:
I'll be happy to take the Blasphemy Dollars off your hands. I can use them to buy alcohol on Sunday. Hail Satan!
Q commented at 10/1/2009 10:30:00 PM:
"Melody" just proved my point. It it individuals like her that are proving to be the undoing of the GOP. Really a shame, because it did used to be the "Grand Old Party" before loons took it over.
Melody commented at 10/1/2009 11:02:00 PM:
Mr. or Miss Q needs to come out of the cave and check some of the latest polls. The libs who are in the majority since 06 are now about 19% approval rating. Speaking of loons, right. The democrat party is the pitiful side of our political world. Liberals have taken it over and it's a shame. Even the Idol of local name callers like Q is sliding fast toward the far left. And those like JC, the one liner, are bowing to him and saying , Hail Satan! Really sad and soooo pitiful. I suspected he had a drug problem but maybe it's only the booze he likes. Q sure is a funny handle, what does it mean?
Thanks to Mr. Cannon for trying to get you all back on track. JC is right to say the coin is still worth only a quarter no matter what's written on it but not for long. So spend them as soon as you can. Night night.
Bill Cannon commented at 10/1/2009 11:21:00 PM:
Actually, the coin is worth one dollar! ... well, that is the face value, anyway.
Q commented at 10/2/2009 8:07:00 AM:
Melody is right about ONE thing: the quarter is not going to be worth a whole lot before long. Part of the reason for that is all the silly partisan crap that our elected officials (and party hacks) foist upon this country. It is not about Democrat or Republican, but about the people. Congress (ALL of Congress, Melody) has been fiddling while "Rome" burns. And the 19% approval rating you mention is for the entire body, not for Dems or 'Pubs. Very few people in this country, Melody included, are able to look at the "big picture" and see what's going on. Most people either don't care, (as long as they get a government check), or get so sidetracked with non-issues, such as a phrase printed on a coin, that they don't see that our economy is on the verge of an unprecedented collapse and only THEY can do something about it: demand that our elected officials stop spending money that WE don't have. And Melody, while it is true that the left is too concerned with expensive social programs, why must I remind you that is was GWB and his Republican majority that got us into a debt that we can never repay.
Melody commented at 10/2/2009 9:01:00 AM:
Well, goodmorning Q. Before you make a bigger dufus (liberal word) of yourself, try doing some research and see what the debt was the end of 05 when the dems took over , then compare it to the end of 08 when GW gave the job to BO, then look at it now after only 9 months of your Idol. I think then you will "hush yo mouth".
observer2 commented at 10/2/2009 9:24:00 AM:
Dr. David Barton - on Obama
Respect the Office? Yes.
Respect the Man in the Office? No, I am sorry to say.
I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and
Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama.
Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT
uniting behind Obama!
I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his
abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it.
I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a
Why am I doing this?
It is because:
- I do not share Obama's vision or value system for America ;
- I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
- I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of re-distributing
- I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make
$150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
- I do not share his view that America is Arrogant;
- I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;
- I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
- I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than
our American Citizens who need help;
- I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of
- I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel
is our enemy who should give up any land;
- I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made
- I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in
- I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East ; and
- I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes
such as Iran .
Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is Right!
For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous
entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!
They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their
philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their
personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!
They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years!
They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!
They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society!
They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code!
They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the
right of free speech!
Unite behind Obama? Never ! ! !
I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!
PRESIDENT BUSH made mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!
Majority rules in America , and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his "goals for America ."
I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked,
will destroy our Country!! Any more compromise is more defeat!
I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat
on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America !
"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
GOD bless you and GOD bless our Country ! ! !
(Please, please, please, pass this on if you agree.)
Thanks for your time, be safe. "In GOD We Trust"
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
I WANT THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE BACK.....
In GOD We Trust ! ! ! ! ! !
Bill Cannon commented at 10/4/2009 8:09:00 AM:
Our founding fathers NEVER interned the country to be a theocracy. Benjamin Franklin was definitely NOT a Christian, and exactly what the others were is debatable.
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