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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

COIN THE PHRASE

God is dead.

At least that seems to be the case for the 2007 $1 coins.


The new George Washington $1 coin is the first money ever issued by the USA in modern history lacking the words "In God We Trust."

So, why are secularists trying to remove God from our culture? Did He just disappear or is it that He can't be trusted anymore.

Being politically correct has finally sent our leaders over the edge.
I'm sure ole' George is rolling over in his grave with this one.

P.S. I did not take the picture of the new $1 coins above. It was e-mailed to me by a reader.


But I did take this one of a 1900 Morgan that has the phrase on the back.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

I guess soon minted coins will be inscribed:" In some higher being,icluding God, Allah,Buddha, but not excluding any others, we trust"..for the love of God (yes, I said G-O-D), stop the political correctness already!

Wed Mar 14, 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

It is a sad day when God is taken from us-so many countries fought for their freedom to worship and we give it up-very bad-shame on everyone who took part in this-God will forgive them put I cannot-Don't take God away from me-you are taking my freedom away and weakening our country!

Wed Mar 14, 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger jmiller423 said...

This country was founded by deists and George Washington was one. I find it depressing that the desires of the few outweigh the many.

I believe in a separation of religion and state, but I don't see how including "In God, We trust" on a coin is forcing religion on anyone.

In trying to make everyone happy, no one wins.

Wed Mar 14, 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

If I recall my 7th grade American History,we came to the this land to escape the tyranny of King George and religious persecution.
Well,here we are some 231 years later still under the tyranny of a George and now being persecuted for the same beliefs the country was founded on
We have sadly become a nation of overly sensitive,politically correct wimps!

Bring back the Freedom of Speech!
When has the minority dictated to the majority in a Democracy?

Wed Mar 14, 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one minds God's name on money . Only those whose god is money.

Wed Mar 14, 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on the news today tat some coins went out without a face,,,,,,,,,

Wed Mar 14, 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding is IN GOD WE TRUST is written along the edge of the coin, where it will wear of eventually to become a POLITICALLY CORRECT coin.

I intend to boycot his coin just for that reason.

Leo

Wed Mar 14, 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous job said...

Diana,

According to Snopes.com, it is a rumor that the new coins were designed to omit the motto “In God We Trust”. The truth is that a minting error accidentally left off the phrase from some new dollar coins.

There is no separation of church and state in the USA. And there never will be.

Wed Mar 14, 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Thanks Job, for the news update. CNN also reported on 3/07/07 that the omission was a mint mistake.
It seems at press time, I was on vacation with my head buried in the Florida sand.

Wed Mar 14, 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger jmiller423 said...

Here is a link to the article saying that leaving off "In God We Trust" was an accident.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17501178/

Wed Mar 14, 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

In that case, those coins are now collectors' items, like the upside-down printed stamps..

Wed Mar 14, 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

I am soooo glad to hear it was an error.

Wed Mar 14, 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous d. harris said...

Boy, it sure didnt take long to get all over the news that it was an "accident". Thank GOD, it seems more people DO believe.

Thu Mar 15, 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody at the mint should be fired for this mistake.

Thu Mar 15, 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous conspiracy cynic said...

It was probably a non-Christian or atheist who "accidentally" omitted the phrase..

Thu Mar 15, 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

This political correctness has gone too far.

Fri Mar 16, 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger margaret said...

It was an accident. Leave it at that.

Fri Mar 16, 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous anon said...

there are no accidents...

Mon Mar 19, 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Dot said...

I think people just look for things to complain about and it irritates me more when they don't even know what they are talking about. People read these things in emails, assume it to be true and forward it to God knows how many people and it just snowballs from there.
The year of minting or issuance, "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint mark are edge-incused on the new Presidential $1 coin. I don't believe the government put it there so it would wear off and become politically correct.
Give it a break!

Mon Mar 19, 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Hartster said...

>>The year of minting or issuance, "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint mark are edge-incused on the new Presidential $1 coin. I don't believe the government put it there so it would wear off and become politically correct.

True. It was put on the edge because that was the only place to put those items, given both the obverse and reverse design elements, without cluttering either up.

Besides which, it would stand that it would take a _lot_ of wear for an incused design (e.g., stamped in) to go away, considering that there are coins with raised letterings from the early part of the 20th century still floating around, where the letters are only starting to blend in with the rim. (Check your change - not too long ago I got a 1930s buffalo nickel, and the inscriptions were still distinct.)

Sun Mar 25, 12:57:00 AM  

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