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November 15, 2012


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Sign this Petition!

The United States was founded in 1776, and for 180 years our country's motto was "E Pluribus Unum," which is Latin for "Out of Many, One."  

In 1956, our national motto was changed to "In God We Trust," in a knee-jerk reaction against 'godless communism.' That, and the addition of "under God" in the Pledge of allegiance a few years earlier, were moves made in an attempt to link patriotism with religious piety, to distinguish us from the Soviets.

But here's the problem - The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment clearly states:

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

By changing our motto and pledge to include the Judeo-Christian concept of God, we blatantly 'respected' the Jewish and Christian establishments - a clear violation.

By signing this petition on the official White House website, you can help let our politicians know that being patriotic and being religious are two separate things entirely.  Our founding fathers clearly desired separation of church and state - and to include the Judeo-Christian concept of God in such a way is unacceptable.

CLICK HERE to sign this petition!

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Sonikkubumu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a big fan of currency, but if they do change the motto, they should change to the motto on the first american coin which was 'Mind your own business'.
MadamMichi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] :dummy:

With the bullshit from the right though do you really think this is a good time for our country to try and remove them :stare: I mean .....they are crazy :iconscaredplz:
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe. :)

Ah, I remember that essay :D I love that!
MadamMichi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bjork-Anaiiz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever heard about that piece of the twin towers that was put into a museum because it looked like a cross?

As much as I can respect people for their beliefs, it just urks me on how many of these people think their religion means more to an entire country full of people of different religions and that everyone should be labeled as Christian.
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's interesting - they found that to be super awesome and all that despite it having come from a building that was made of many series of crosses... So it's not like it was some magical freak occurrence. And if it was, if that was the way that 'God' chose to show himself, what a freaking lame way to do it. Here's an idea... instead of making crosses out of the rubble, maybe 'God' should have stepped in and stopped those planes instead. :no:

Long story short, I feel your frustration. Haha..
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I sign I sign!
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! :iconmrburnsplz:
puddin-pie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I mean, yes I do believe in God very much and love him, though I wouldn't consider myself associated with any particular religion, but I just don't understand why they have "In God we trust", I feel bad about those who don't believe in God, or if they believe in a Goddess maybe, I know I do. So... it is like they're respecting a specific religion, I feel bad :-< And this is a country, it's not a church, it's a country. Supposedly a free country. If you want your kids to learn about God, or Goddess, that's great, teach them to YOUR kids, not to an entire country.

But yes, I'll be signing this for sure. No need to not believe in God in order to stand up for those who don't. :->
8manderz8 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome, thank you for signing it! It's difficult to find people who are willing to separate church from state in their own minds these days.
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