everhorn saidAre there people who really think about and get upset with the motto being imprinted on US currency? I find it hard to believe that atheists are "substantially burdened" in the exercise of their atheistic beliefs, and I suggest that most people, atheists or others, do not advert to the motto when they use their monetary coins or bills. Perhaps we should rewrite the Declaration of Independence and eliminate references to "Nature's God" or to the "Creator" and rid ourselves of the notion that "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" are our natural endowments given us by that Creator. And why do not these Atheists complain about the "Eye of Providence" on the Great Seal and the words "Annuit Coeptis," which are generally translated as "Providence favors our undertakings?" Who is the provider of that "providence," or is that a question which should not be asked? Does any of that really upset one's freedom to believe or not to believe?
Even if they were to win the lawsuit is based on a flimsy ground.The lawsuit makes the novel claim that having the motto “In God We Trust” printed on U.S. currency violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
Right now attached to any pending legislation a patch could be passed in the House and the Senate by voice vote. If the current President would veto and i doubt it. The veto would be overridden if not having sufficient votes already.
Simply the lawsuit is not on any constitutional grounds. Its more of a publicity stunt than anything.
Just know , uber atheist who hate references to God or a Creator are in a small minority. I am talking about the ones that cringe at a cross and despise talk of religion. They occupy the single digits percent of the USA. The 3% range....
Anyone bothered by the phrase can use a credit card.