Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another Republican has his priorities straight

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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)

America may be neck-deep in endless bloody wars, trillions in debt, plagued with crime and reaching for the bottom rung of the international ladder with its decrepit education system, but another Republican lawmaker has figured out the real issue that needs to be addressed in all haste: reaffirming the country’s loyalty to sectarian beliefs. The Colorado Independent reports:

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman is a co-sponsor of a resolution in the U.S. House that would reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto and encourage the posting of the motto on government buildings and in public schools. The resolution has raised the ire of secular groups who say the resolution is unnecessary and that it is discriminatory against non-believers as well as faithful Americans whose religious traditions do not involve a Judeo-Christian god.

The resolution reads in part, “Whereas the sentiment, ‘In God We Trust’, has been an integral part of United States society since its founding; Whereas if religion and morality are taken out of the marketplace of ideas, the very freedom on which the United States was founded cannot be secured; Whereas in times of national challenge or tragedy, the people of the United States have turned to God as their source for sustenance, protection, wisdom, strength, and direction.”

So good to see those Republicans are doing everything they said they would upon retaking the House. Except for all that “ignoring what the people clearly want and focusing on their own narrow ideological goals” stuff. After all, if they can’t work on pointless, divisive and unconstitutional legislation, what else are they good for?