In ___ We Trust?

MSNBC has a poll: “Should the motto “In God We Trust” be removed from U.S. currency?
Yes. It’s a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.

No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.

As of my visit, there were 6594785 responses.

Obviously, the “No” response has a commanding lead. But the real story might be just how many secular humanists have voiced their approval in eradicating God – or any expression of trust in Him – from our currency.

It doesn’t really matter what people think, as a bottom line. The courts have largely taken such matters out of their hands.

Thomas Jefferson, whom liberals falsely think would have been on their side, has said of the Supreme Court:

“This member of the Government was at first considered as the most harmless and helpless of all its organs. But it has proved that the power of declaring what the law is, ad libitum, by sapping and mining slyly and without alarm the foundations of
the Constitution, can do what open force would not dare to attempt.”
—Thomas Jefferson to Edward Livingston, 1825. ME 16:114

“The Constitution . . . meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”
—Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1804. ME 11:51

“To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.  Their maxim is boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem [good justice is broad jurisdiction], and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”
—Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:277

Click here for the pdf file, or here for the html, for a link to these quotes and their attributions.

So I can only assure you that no man would have been more shocked, more appalled, or more outraged that a future Supreme Court would one day read one (and only one) single phrase into the record from one of his personal letters – ” wall of separation between church and state” – and pronounce a sweeping and radical change to our law and our culture, than Thomas Jefferson.

But that is precisely what happened. And the fools who have the moral, historical, logical, and legal idiocy to embrace this incredibly stupid and reprehensible doctrine actually think they they are the wise and those who disagree with them are the fools. It is the nature of a fool to never understand that he is a fool.

But now we have, as deceased former Chief Justice William Rehnquist has said, a Court that “bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.”

The doctrine of a separation of church and state did exist in the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but most certainly not in our own.

It frankly astonishes me that so many Americans are more in tune with the spirit of the Communist totalitarian state than Kennedy and Reagan defeated than they are with the spirit of their own Constitution and culture.

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