Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! It’s the mantra of congressional Repugnicans, right?
No, not really.
The Repugnicans in the House have spent most of their legislative time debating abortion, voter fraud (read: voter suppression), defunding Social Security, Medicare, women’s health services (read: more abortion), cutting/ending taxes on Oil and Gas corporations and … you get the picture.
“If religion and morality are taken out of the marketplace of ideas,the very freedom on which the United States was founded cannot be secure.” – excerpt from Motto resolution
And now, apparently, the slogan “In God We Trust” is in peril of disappearing from our money and the Pledge of Allegiance? A motto that only entered the official federal lexicon in 1956 and first appeared on our paper money in 1957 (it appeared on random coins starting in 1864). The SCOTUS has upheld the existence of this intrusion of religion into our supposedly secular State three times, and with the currently conservative bent of the Court, there is no chance that the Motto will be existing anytime soon.
The Repugnicans are pushing the Motto resolution to provide the legal cover to move the Motto into more public spaces – schools, court rooms, government buildings – and build on their fallacy that this is a “Christian” country. A Christian country, because all Christians know that there is no god other than their Christian God, so the Motto does not apply to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons. It is a tool of exclusion. And when the Senate tables it, they will rail against the God-hating Democrats who want to remove God from your lives and your Government.
Wasting time is the Repugnican agenda. Making Pres. Obama a one-term president is their only goal. So, they just try to look busy, playing out the clock, playing politics with religion and getting nothing done.
And there is no thought of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.
Text of H.CON.RES.13: Whereas `In God We Trust’ is the official motto of the United States;
From the L.A. Times: House to take up ‘In God We Trust’ resolution
From CBN News: High Court Refuses ‘In God We Trust’ Challenge