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Monday, May 18, 2015

Today in History: In God We Trust


On May 18, 1908, congress mandated that the motto “In God We Trust” be minted on certain coins. The motto evidences one of the reasons why America is different from her peers: our rights come not from the government or the crown, but from God. This is important because if our rights come from God, then the government can’t take them away. Conversely, if our rights come from the government then the government givith, the government taketh away.

In God We Trust is one of the pillars of what columnist and radio talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager calls The American Trinity: E Pluribus Unum (out of many one), In God We Trust, and Liberty. All three of these appear on our currency and all three of these, taken together, define our country’s values—and it is this value system that makes America exceptional, as Mr. Prager explains in this short video:


--The Catechizer

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2 Comments:

Blogger Renton said...

So delusional...

Promoting liberties?
Wrong!

Signed:
People from Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Iraq, etc, etc...

12:38 PM  
Blogger The Catechizer and The Deacon said...

Renton, first, ridicule isn’t an argument. If you think I’m wrong, tell me why. You seem to be saying that America doesn’t actually promote liberty. If that’s correct, then you missed the point: what I’m talking about (and what the case made by Mr. Prager is about) is that Liberty is part of the American value system. Now, whether or not America is living consistently with those values is a separate question and is beyond the scope of this post.

9:55 AM  

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