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11/03/2011 01:44 pm ET | Updated Jan 02, 2012

In Congress We Do Not Trust: More Bipartisan Insanity

I had promised myself that my next blog post would be about my experience of the Citizens Intervention rally at the US Capitol. But, I came across this story and I had to write something.

Our courageous and wise leaders, our Representatives in the House, voted 396-9 yesterday to make the nation's official motto clearly official so that we the people are no longer suffering from any confusion. So helpful! Seriously. This is what our Congress is doing while we are losing jobs and homes.

"In God We Trust" has been our official motto since 1956. E Pluribus Unum (Latin for "out of many, one"), chosen by our founding fathers and made official in 1782, was unceremoniously replaced by "In God We Trust" by a vote in Congress in 1956. 

Indeed, it's time to start praying because we have no trust in this Congress. In fact, if we could, we would vote NO CONFIDENCE. 

By the way, no one asked us what we preferred for the official motto. Which one do you prefer?

Personally, I prefer E Pluribus Unum because our country is about diversity, unity and religious tolerance. How about if we make it the Coffee Party's official motto to save this beautiful ideal from being voted out of our national consciousness and consigned to the dustbin of history by our elected leaders. 

In any case, it's official. We are down to 9 sane members in the House of Representatives.

Republicans Voting 'Nay'
Rep. Justin Amash [R, MI-3]
 
Democrats Voting 'Nay'
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5]
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5]
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8]
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3]
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13]
 
A big thanks to the 9 sane House members. Please call or write to them to say, "Thank you for being sane. How lonely you must feel!" If your representative is not one of the 9 sane members, write or call and say, "Enough is enough! Get to work to help our country or get out." 
 
This was how this historic vote was recorded:
November 01, 2011 Roll call number 816 in the House
Question On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree: H CON RES 13 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

 

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