Sunday, March 22, 2015

In God We Trust

Should "In God We Trust" be allowed to deface the old Caswell County Courthouse?
Other than a general opposition to anything that has to do with a god, I do not give a crap how the people in Caswell County deface their public buildings. They obviously care little about saving old buildings, so why not deface the ones remaining.

However, I do have a specific concern with them defacing the historic Caswell County Courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

I hope someone stands up the the Commissioners. Were Maud Gatewood still around, this would not happen.
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What a Crock of Crap

The Caswell County Commissioners recently approved placing outside the Justice Center and on the historic Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville a plaque stating:

"In God We Trust"

The size is not known, but others have been 12-25 inches tall; width not specified.

Some dude named Fred McClure of the U.S. Motto Action Committee appeared before the County Commissioners and invited Caswell County to join "up to 20" other North Carolina counties who have recently moved to display the national motto on the outside of their own government centers.
McClure said installation costs for the metal emblems have ranged from $1,800 to $2,300. Local expenses would be paid through donations at no cost to the county. McClure told the Commissioners:

"This is a pushback against the wave trying to take patriotism out of the constitution and our lives. These are the values the country was founded on, and it sends a message."

If you disagree with this action, taken without any public input, let the Commissioners know. McClure obviously does not know what he is talking about. God has nothing to do with patriotism, and the founders never intended the country to have anything to do with any god.

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