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.
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!”
The Allegheny County Health Department (an unelected body) is poised to mandate all 11 and 12 year olds must have the HPV vaccination in order to enter school! So . . . the “health” department is poised to require pre-teen students to get a vaccination to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. Given that the HPV (Humanpillomavirus) is sexually transmitted and not contagious in a school setting, this mandate is totally unnecessary for the health of school children.
There is currently a petition drive to force a referendum question on the Allegheny County ballot in November. The referendum, if passed, would require the posting of the National Motto in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse. They must obtain 20,000 signatures by August 5 in order for the question to be placed on the November 8th ballot. Can you help gather signatures?
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.
Last night the Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 to prohibit the posting of our Nation’s Motto — In God We Trust — the Bill of Rights, E Pluribus Unum and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s motto — Virtue, Liberty and Independence. All Democrats present except one, Bill Robinson, voted against the resolution that would have allowed the posting of the above mentioned. John Palmiere, a Democrat from Baldwin who was a sponsor, did not attend the meeting. Additionally, Democrat Dr. Charles Martoni, a co-sponsor of the resolution, voted against it saying the more he “looked at it”, the more he saw that it was unnecessary.
This evening Allegheny County Council is considering Resolution 8376-14 which would allow the posting of our Nation’s Motto “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights in the Gold Room, where the Allegheny County Council meets in the Allegheny County Courthouse. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for the First Amendment, has contacted Allegheny County Council members asking them to support this patriotic statement.
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.