In God We Don’t Trust?

 

 

Recently the Springfield City Council was scheduled to vote on displaying our national motto, “In God We Trust.”  On the surface this is considered a no brainer, but not with the leadership of Springfield.

On the night of the hearing, concerned citizens of Springfield attended the meeting with the expectation of giving their opinion on whether or not this bill should or should not be supported.  They also were eager to know where their representatives stood on the issue.  As a point of reference the U. S. House voted 396-9 to reaffirm “In God We Trust”.  One Republican and eight Democrats voted against it, meaning .024% did not support it.

Does this mean that the overwhelming majority of the Springfield City Council do not support the National Motto?  Maybe a more important question is why hide who you are and what you stand for from the people that you represent?  That leads to an even bigger question, are they representing the people?

What happened next was the ultimate condescension and insult to the people of Springfield.  A motion was put on the table to refer the bill to committee, which in the political world means to throw it in the trash can.  Councilman Justin Burnett and Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky supported the bill and voted against sending it to committee, and the rest voted to in favor of sending it to committee.  I appears that the voice of the people is not that valuable to the majority of this council.

The only legitimate controversy was the council’s choice to avoid the issue.  This makes one question who are these people and what do they stand for. Why are they hiding?  Isn’t it reasonable for the people know those who they put in charge of their common interest?  Isn’t it reasonable for representatives to reveal their positions to their constituency regarding national issues?

This issue should not be allowed to die.  What shouldn’t be controversial is now very controversial!

2 Responses to In God We Don’t Trust?

  • RB says:

    The people of Springfield will need to stand up and be heard. The councilmen/women that do not care about “In God We Trust” need to be voted out of office. The people of Springfield who DO care about “In God We Trust” need to stand up and be heard, even if it is protesting. Bottom line the people need to wake up and stand up and face this council with bravery and peaceful words of wisdom and most importantly let it be made known verbally to God how you feel. We are standing for YOU LORD, take our hands and lead us to victory over this matter…We love you and praise you and need “In God We Trust” to be written on walls for our children and future generations.

  • Noel S. Cook says:

    It is disappointing to say the least that the city council has chosen to be non committal and avoid the heritage of our country. Political correctness and avoiding the controversies involved in standing for the very foundation of our country was founded on 239 years ago has put our nation and city in a precarious position. Our country has been a blessed country by the one you refuse to recognize. Shame on you!!!

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