Do you think it is right for sheriff or police vehicles have in god we trust on them?


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Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

Sure.  It's on all my paper money and I have no plans to throw them away. 

Corey The Goofyhawk Profile
Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

Well, it is our country's moto. I also think that it shouldn't be as big of a deal as it is but maybe that's just me. I'd have to say to leave it on the vehicles.

Retiredkop Retiredkop Profile

I do!  For 35+ years I asked God to bring me home to my family at the end of shift.  I never asked to come home safe.  Over the years I survived two explosions, getting shot, hit by a car, set on fire five times, and stabbed more than more than once.  I have over 300 scars directly attributed to my career.  Believe what you want, me personally I don't believe in church, I arrested too many priests, minister, preachers, bishops, and elders, but I personally believe in God.  With everyone wanting to take the name  of God off everything, I'm afraid that someday one of my great grandkids will ask ,"God, who the heck is that?"

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

This question caused me a minor yawn at first; but since I tend to give all questions the benefit of the  doubt, I was rewarded by finding the following on Wikipedia:

The motto was first challenged in Aronow v. United States in 1970, but the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled: "It is quite obvious that the national motto and the slogan on coinage and currency 'In God We Trust' has nothing whatsoever to do with the establishment of religion. Its use is of patriotic or ceremonial character and bears no true resemblance to a governmental sponsorship of a religious exercise."[33] The decision was cited in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, a 2004 case on the Pledge of Allegiance. These acts of "ceremonial deism" are "protected from Establishment Clause scrutiny chiefly because they have lost through rote repetition any significant religious content."[34] In Zorach v. Clauson (1952), the Supreme Court also held that the nation's "institutions presuppose a Supreme Being" and that government recognition of God does not constitute the establishment of a state church as the Constitution's authors intended to prohibit.[35]

Aside from constitutional objections, President Theodore Roosevelt took issue with using the motto on coinage as he considered using God's name on money to be sacrilege.[36]

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
“The Reverend M. R. Watkinson, in a letter dated November 13, 1861, petitioned the Treasury Department to add a statement recognizing "Almighty God in some form in our coins" in order to "relieve us from the ignominy of heathenism."] At least part of the motivation was to declare that God was on the Union side of the Civil War.” – Sounds an awful lot like its original intention was religious
“In 1956, the nation was at a particularly tense time in the Cold War, and the United States wanted to distinguish itself from the Soviet Union, which promoted state atheism.[17] As a result, the 84th Congress passed a joint resolution "declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States." - Really? For fear of Communism? At least the good reverend Watkinson was man enough to really say what it was for back in the 1800’s . . THAT is admirable.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
For anyone with low reading comprehension, focus on this line in my answer: These acts of "ceremonial deism" are "protected from Establishment Clause scrutiny chiefly because they have lost through rote repetition any significant religious content."

Is this "good reverend Watkinson" who demanded that he be credited for observing that he just realized that he had a nose on his face?
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Well one would assume to him it was based on his reasoning, given his chosen profession and what was still a prevalent ideology of the time.
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Darik Majoren answered

No, I don't. Not if tax money went into buying those vehicles.

I AM for them saving us tax money by allowing some companies to place ads on Police vehicles . . . "In Smith & Wesson We Trust" or "In Sig Sauer We Trust".

Maybe a flame on the side saying "Super Spicy Hot Pepper Spray! Guaranteed to bring the heat!"

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Every cop I have known has believed in God. Since their job is a dangerous one, I see no problem with that being on there. I am sure there are cops of other religions and atheist, it would be up to them to ask it to be changed or removed.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

Not really, the moot point is that "God" is a title, not a name. God is with us, or any thing dealing with the God is anything does not deal with any particular God, it can refer to Brahman, Zeus or Ahnura who cares.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

No, it's on money also  and it does not mean anything. Trusting in God means, following clear directions in the bible regarding many of the important matters in our life.. If we follow such guidelines, we can make decision that will both please God and benefit us.  Proverbs 3:5

Sharron Prestcott Profile

I get tired of people being offended by everything.  I think it's nice to have that on police cars, a comfort to the cops who put their lives on the line every day and who do believe in God.  For those who don't believe in God then they're just empty words.

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