The four stories that have been zeroed in on in these two blog posts only touch the surface of the troubling path our nation is headed down. We could add — allowing transgenders to serve openly in the military; opening frontline infantry combat to women, costing the lives of both female and male soldiers; allowing refugees into the country without proper vetting; ignoring immigration laws and allowing lawbreakers to go unpunished; the federal government’s overburdening regulations that stifle job growth and kill entire industries; attacks on religious freedom and the right of conscience, the government’s ever growing stranglehold into every aspect of our lives – something our Founding Fathers never intended.
PA Senate leadership is the only thing standing in the way of a vote in the full Senate that would give public schools the green light to post the National Motto In God We Trust in their buildings.
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
This bill encourages the display of our national motto and the Bill of Rights in classrooms and other areas of public school buildings. This is already settled law; the Supreme Court has ruled as recently as 2010 that our motto is a “secular phrase” reflecting our spiritual and patriotic heritage and, does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, but many schools are still hesitant to post our national motto for fear of an ACLU lawsuit!
Fourth verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner:” “O thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land,
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto ‘IN GOD IS OUR TRUST’!
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave,
Over the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
As our nation takes time to reflect today on the terrorist attacks upon us thirteen years ago, we have been reminded this week that the attacks upon our American principles and her history do not just happen through the efforts of small groups on passenger jets. We were attacked physically on September 11, 2001 resulting in the loss of thousands of lives, but our founding principles, our basic beliefs are also under attack by those who are attempting to rewrite our nation’s history in an effort to create a God-less America. We can look all around us to see the results of pushing God out of the public square and it’s not a pretty picture!
Thanks to your efforts, the Allegheny County Government Reform Committee voted 5 to 1 to advance Resolution (8376-14) to the full Council for a vote at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9th. Remember, if passed, this would allow the posting of “In God We Trust” as well as the Bill of Rights in the Council Chambers. So . . . how many emails did it take to impact this committee? Last week, in a period of 72 hours, Council members received 28 e-mails in support of the motto and two emails opposing the motto. That’s all . . . but don’t wait for someone else to send an email asking for a “Yea” vote on Resolution (8376-14). This time, let’s try to make it 50 emails in support!
On July 1, 2014, Allegheny County Councilwoman, Sue Means introduced a resolution to have our National Motto, “In God We Trust,” displayed in the Allegheny County Council Chambers, Resolution #8376-14. This resolution proposes the posting of the National Motto along with the Bill of Rights.
HB 1728, “An Act providing for the display of the national motto “In God We Trust” in classrooms and other areas in public school buildings” overwhelming passed in the State House by a vote of 172-24 with one Republican (Chris Ross) and twenty-three Democrats voting against it.
On November 15 HB 149, a bill to authorize ‘In God We Trust” license plates in Pennsylvania, passed in the State House by a vote of 196 – 0. It is now in the Senate Transportation Committee.