February 16, 2015 12:00 pm -

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The historic national proclamation will be put on the courthouse façade and in the entrance that faces out to the street. Though a religious phrase being placed on a government building is seen by many as controversial, Gaston County commissioner Joe Carpenter said he and his colleagues simply felt compelled to pay tribute to the founding fathers.

“Because of the many leaders before me, beginning with the founding fathers,” Carpenter said on Wednesday when asked why the phrase was being displayed on the building. “Their faith in God is what built the greatest nation on earth.

“’In God We Trust’ is our established motto,” he added. “And I think it is appropriate that we recognize that and hold it forward for people to know from whence it came.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to NC County To Put ‘In God We Trust’ In Courthouse

  1. Ronald L February 16th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    If they have to brag about it, they probably aren’t doing it.

    • Larry Schmitt February 16th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      That’s true about teenagers who brag about the sex they’re having, it’s true about phony Joni bragging that she’s a combat veteran, in general it’s usually true. People that actually do, sincerely, believe and trust in god don’t have to brag about it. Dean Smith, the late NC coach, was a good example. He was a Baptist, but he didn’t wear it on his sleeve.

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker February 16th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    ’In God We Trust’ has nothing to do with the founding fathers.
    “E Pluribus Unum” was the motto proposed for the first Great Seal of the United States by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson in 1776.

    • cecilia February 16th, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      and THAT’S the one I’m sticking with

    • Larry Schmitt February 16th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      “In God We Trust” was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782. “In God we trust” first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.

      It was a reaction to the “Red Scare,” an answer to the atheistic Soviet Union. So it was an attempt to replace one type of tyranny with another.

      • Dwendt44 February 16th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

        The hysteria of the McCarthy era in the mid 50’s caused a lot of Church/State issues, many of which are with us today.
        Religious activists took the changes to the motto, the phrase on the currency, and the altering of the Pledge of Allegiance as a green light to erect monuments on state and county buildings, large crosses in cemeteries, etc.. with the ten commandments, prayers, etc.. And they fight like heck to keep them, each county or city or state usually has to be sued to get them
        removed. The first stampings on coins was done by an activist in the Treasury Dept. without approval, and no action was taken to stop doing it.

        • Larry Schmitt February 16th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

          I never say the pledge. Just like I never bow my head, or pray, whenever I hear that at a public event.

  3. Mike February 16th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Which Founding Fathers are they talking about…many if not most were Deists, Agnostics, and Atheists. All agreed religion had no place in government. One even said this:
    Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.

    Thomas Jefferson 1808

    • Dwendt44 February 16th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      “Which Founding Fathers are they talking about…”
      Why Jefferson Davis of course.

      • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2015 at 12:38 am

        well, his SS Class attendance ain’t exactly ‘perfect’ either.
        Fairview Daily Planet Headlines February 30th, 1816:

        ‘yesterday Mrs. Farley reported seeing Jefferson headin’ to the river with a fishing pole. A quick check of the Sunday School records show that indeed, Jefferson was not present.
        ‘That boy ain’t gonna amount to nothin’ when he’s growed up’
        explained Mrs. Farley.
        ‘God help US if he was to be the President’ she went on to say
        -he’ll probably get US in a war that we’ll lose for sure.’

    • anothertoothpick February 16th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Jesus was my favorite founding father.

      • Mike February 16th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        Is that you Sarah…:)

      • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2015 at 12:47 am

        yea, but Satan can really give hot and wild parties. None of that 11.6% alcohol by volume cheap wine stuff at his throw downs. 151 to 200 proof
        with wild orgies and lots of whipped cream!

  4. StoneyCurtisll February 16th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    In god we trust..

    • Dwendt44 February 16th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      May the sauce be with you.

      • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2015 at 12:21 am

        Gaston county folks usually refer to the covering as gravy.

  5. Hirightnow February 16th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Easy fix: all lawyers for people convicted in Gaston county need to start filing appeals saying that the court was biased against their clients’ religion(s).
    (Criminals need to say that they are NOT Christians, BTW…and they DO ask this at the jails.)

  6. anothertoothpick February 16th, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    How ’bout this one instead?

    • Larry Schmitt February 16th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      That one is truer than the one these phonies chose. If you work someone to death, you free him from any earthly concerns.

  7. Bunya February 16th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Yeah, because nothing will frighten a hardened criminal into going straight more than threatening them with the wrath of God.

    • Dwendt44 February 16th, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Which explains why the prisons are full of christians. ~90%.

      • Larry Schmitt February 16th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

        Evidently the fear of god isn’t enough to keep them from committing crimes.