Monday, February 4, 2008

Resymbolizing the theft of America's soul.

So the New Presidential Coins which are to feature the faces of all the dead presidents (which I think is just shenanigans to get Reagan on a coin) well, they put In God We Trust rather than on the coin itself on the side of the coin. Well no longer! The Christian right through Sen. Brownback managed to put the phrase from the side of the coin (where nobody looks) to the front where everybody tends to be. The Right was kind of pissed that it was moved.

"The first four coins, honoring George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, were issued in 2007."

"Officials at the Mint say the dies for the 2008 coins, which honor James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, have already been produced, so the change will not be visible until the 2009 series is produced."

So about the time the Christian right started to exert influence on the fairly secular government we're going to start having "In God We Trust" put onto those coins where we couldn't unnoticeable remove them with a small amount of grinding.

I thought that "In God We Trust" was suppose to be added due to ceremonial deism or respect for history or something like that. It certainly isn't an active claim to support a religious viewpoint through government machinery which would be a direct and clear violation of the Establishment Clause.

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