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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:03 PM
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City of Branson OKs 'In God We Trust' Motto Display at City Hall
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 02:04 PM by cbdo2007
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Branson Board of Aldermen said the city should give the motto "In God We Trust" a prominent display at City Hall.

Despite some objections, the board voted Tuesday 5-0 to approve the type of display.

That came after Preston Dunn Jr., of the group In God We Trust-America Inc., asked the aldermen in January to put up the display. He also said the God in the phrase is "the God of Abraham."

Two people objected to Dunn's statement. Greg Davis said courts have ruled that the phrase is constitutional because it has lost a specific religious meaning. But he said Dunn's statement attached a specific religious meaning to the phrase.

http://www.kmbc.com/politics/26636629/detail.html
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:03 PM
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1. Fine. I'll take my money to Vegas.
:)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:05 PM
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2. "In God We Trust America Inc" that's the funniest thing I've seen all day
the land of the free
and the home of the brave
all rights reserved

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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:10 PM
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3. Ah come on - Palin saying WTF means "Win the Future" wins
:-)
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NuclearDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:29 PM
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10. I can do whatever I want! It's a free country
Sssh! That's trademarked by the US Government!
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:10 PM
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4. Then they need to put up a sign
that says All Muslims Welcome.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:11 PM
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5. "We're in Branson. My dad says it's like Las Vegas if it were run by Ned Flanders." - Bart Simpson
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:18 PM
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6. Wonder why the left of the 2nd part "all others pay cash"
Branson is down home but it will empty your wallet faster than Las Vegas.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:31 PM
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7. If the phrase "has lost a specific religious meaning" then why
are Christians so adamant that it be displayed prominently on public property?

They never seem to get excited about the idea of prominently displaying "E Pluribus Unum" or the Bill of Rights.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:11 PM
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8. should be...in god we trust
all others pay cash...
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:27 PM
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9. I'd rather go to Bronson, anyway.
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