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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:15 PM

Louisiana public schools will display 'In God We Trust' beginning this school year

Source: ABC News


By BRENDAN RAND Aug 13, 2019, 3:02 PM ET

News headlines today: Aug. 13, 2019

Public school students in Louisiana will see the motto “In God We Trust” when they return to class this year.

A bill signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards in May 2018 will require the state’s public schools to display the motto “in each building it uses and in each school under its jurisdiction” by the 2019-2020 school year.

The law, first introduced in March 2018 as Senate Bill 224 by Democratic State Senator Regina Ashford Barrow, said that the way the motto was displayed would be “determined by each governing authority” but needed to be at least a paper sign.

The law also included a requirement that students be educated about the U.S. flag and “patriotic customs” by fifth grade, as part of their social studies curriculum. Instruction about “In God We Trust” would be included with the patriotic customs.



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Reply Louisiana public schools will display 'In God We Trust' beginning this school year (Original post)
Judi Lynn Tuesday OP
Ohiogal Tuesday #1
not fooled Tuesday #2
Archae Tuesday #3
Thunderbeast Tuesday #4
lunasun Tuesday #5
Frustratedlady Tuesday #6
former9thward Tuesday #19
Duppers Wednesday #35
mahatmakanejeeves Wednesday #39
yaesu Tuesday #7
BlueIdaho Tuesday #8
former9thward Tuesday #20
melm00se Wednesday #33
former9thward Wednesday #34
LanternWaste Wednesday #37
DaDeacon Tuesday #9
Grokenstein Tuesday #10
truthisfreedom Tuesday #11
The Liberal Lion Tuesday #12
cp Tuesday #13
WinstonSmith4740 Tuesday #14
FiveGoodMen Tuesday #15
Botany Tuesday #16
orangecrush Tuesday #17
former9thward Tuesday #21
orangecrush Tuesday #22
Polybius Tuesday #26
former9thward Tuesday #30
LanternWaste Wednesday #38
Duppers Wednesday #36
Haggis for Breakfast Tuesday #18
BigmanPigman Tuesday #23
llmart Tuesday #24
Gumboot Tuesday #25
NewDayOranges Tuesday #27
tanyev Tuesday #28
Eliot Rosewater Tuesday #29
elias7 Wednesday #31
FiveGoodMen Wednesday #40
Fortinbras Armstrong Wednesday #32
sakabatou Wednesday #41

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:23 PM

1. And, magically,

School shootings will disappear!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. Oh, okay Louisiana

Diminishing prospects for most students and a deliberately wrecked public education system, but as long as they are propagandized about the bronze age sky being, they have what they need for a good life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:28 PM

3. And 99.999% of the kids in those school hallways won't give a shit about the motto.

While the mandatory teaching of "In God We Trust" will end up in the Supreme Court.

All the while, this new law does absolutely diddly squat.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:31 PM

4. I am SO GLAD that the state is focussing on education priorities

Nothing like a little more JEEBUS if you don't choose to fund schools.

Yellow ribbons, thoughts and prayers, flag decals...way less work than addressing problems with actual solutions. Hope these dimwits feel better.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:41 PM

5. That right there will fix all of life's problems Smart move

Not

Also creepy flag patriotic customs class is sketchy as heck

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:41 PM

6. How does this affect separation of church and state/school funding?

With Trump, it probably won't matter, but I thought they could lose school funding.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:10 PM

19. Th motto is on the money that funds the school.

I doubt it will matter much....

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:37 AM

35. Indeed. They should lose school funding.

This is clearly unconstitutional, as already been decided by the court.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:49 AM

39. Don't hold your breath.

Supreme Court rejects case challenging ‘In God We Trust’ motto on nation’s currency



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JUNE 11, 2019 10:43:03 AM Keegan Boyle

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the motto “In God We Trust” being displayed on American currency.

The motto was called into question by Michael Newdow, who stated that the inclusion of the phrase violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The Establishment Clause states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

Newdow also argued that the phrase violates the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause because it forces Atheists to utilize currency that includes a religious connotation.

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit dismissed Newdow’s case in 2018 because the phrase “does not compel citizens to engage in religion.” The Supreme Court’s order allows this decision to stand.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:50 PM

7. another state I will never set foot in. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:09 PM

8. Let the lawsuits begin!

Isn’t this settled law?

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:10 PM

20. The motto is on our money.

Not sure what you mean by "settled law".

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Response to former9thward (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:35 AM

33. For money

the Courts have ruled, repeatedly, that the phrase "In God We Trust" on money ins constitutional.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:38 AM

34. Yes, I know.

What makes you think they would rule any different here? You see money on a daily basis. Much more prominent than a sign on a school.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:52 AM

37. Hence, you're unable to see the obvious and relevant difference?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:22 PM

9. Pointless pandering

SAD!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:29 PM

10. And NEXT school year

it will be upgraded to "In God Emperor Trump We Trust." Schools will be instructed to insist it has always been that way.

“It had become usual to give Napoleon the Credit for every Successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune. You would often hear one hen remark to another, “Under the guidance of our leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days” or two cows, enjoying a drink at the pool, would exclaim, “thanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon, how excellent this water tastes!”...”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:46 PM

11. No we don't. More repuke bullshit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:47 PM

12. But whose "god" shal we trust?

My god has a name, and it is Cthulhu!
If they are going to put "In God We Trust" on my shit (because the government's shit is the public's shit, and I am John Q. Public), then I want that god named! I demand it. And for shit that they give to me to hold and see I want that god named as CTHULHU! No Jah, No Jehovah, no Allah, no Elohim, no Yahweh, fucking CTHULHU bitches!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:53 PM

13. in Allah we trust?

In Vishnu we trust?

Hey Louisiana legislators, you're still governed by the First Amendment, too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:12 PM

15. Why'd we even bother to write a constitution if it can just be ignored?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:14 PM

16. Christian Taliban

As unAmerican as you can get. If you want to believe in some great creature that lives on the
clouds and you can never see, touch, hear, or smell such a creature fine go ahead and do that
and that is called faith but don't force others to believe what you do and act in such a way as to
make you and your cloud guy happy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:33 PM

17. And the ACLU



Wiil shut them down.

Donte today!

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:12 PM

21. They have not been able to get it off our money.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:33 PM

22. Keep plugging.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:53 PM

26. I'm sure many here don't want it removed from money

Or don't care. It's been there for what, 65 years or so?

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:52 PM

30. You too!

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Response to former9thward (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:54 AM

38. Who argued they were able to?

Or are you simply implying a cross-consistency of law you have not yet supported with any evidence?

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:39 AM

36. +100

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:43 PM

18. I would ask these LA politicians to first define "trust"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:44 PM

23. "...All others pay cash".

Jean Sheperd's humor is greatly needed during these dark times.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:05 PM

24. Their public schools are some of, if not the worst in the nation.

and this is the sort of crap they spend their time and money on. You'd think they would get a clue, but then they don't need no ejukashun if they have their Jeebus.

Friend of mine moved to that state about two years ago. She's an atheist, extremely liberal and bright as all get out. She would always rail about Catholics and their brainwashing, but when she moved to Louisiana, she put her only child in a Catholic school. I was dumbfounded but then realized that she was doing what was best for her child, who is very bright like she is.

You couldn't pay me to live there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:51 PM

25. And Governor John Bel Edwards...

... is a Democrat, yet he signed this garbage into law.

Seriously...


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:53 PM

27. One of the Dakotas is doing the same. I sure that the

Children's test scores will shoot up as a result!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:08 PM

28. So no discipline problems in any Louisiana schools this year, right?

Display the magic motto and every student behaves!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:17 PM

29. All about something that doesn't exist, sigh

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:46 AM

31. And what do they mean by "God"?

It drives me crazy that the term “God” is such a multiculturally dominant word, yet without any commonality of meaning. I don’t see how people can meaningfully talk about god without relying on a common definition, yet it doesn’t seem to me that any two people — either within a single religious denomination or of differing religions start there.

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Response to elias7 (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:34 AM

40. "God" is the one who said "Love your neighbor as yourself" ...

With his fingers crossed.

All the while winking to his disciples that he didn't mean a word of it.

Somehow, that's become the modern Christian mindset.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:49 AM

32. How about posting "In Allah we trust"? n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:25 PM

41. Every class should frame a picture of the dollar bill then

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