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Letter: ‘In God We Trust’ Vote

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Congressman Gary Ackerman and to Port Washington News for publication).

I was dismayed and disturbed at your vote against the House of Representatives non-binding resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official national motto of the United States. Why? Do you have a problem with the word “God?” Are you a non-believer in a Supreme Being that millions of people refer to as “God?”

By casting this misguided and irresponsible negative vote, fortunately there were only few of your kind, you evidently forgot that these United States were founded on the Judeo-Christian principles and values among which God is very much part of that fabric. With your “no” vote you joined the ranks of the politically correct zealots who with their warped thinking have pressured retailers to eliminate “Christmas” from “Merry Christmas” because of its “religious” connotation and for fear that it might offend non-Christians. This being just one of many such ludicrous examples of another form of anarchy which these agitators perpetrate.

Whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, this is and will continue, God willing, (notice my use of “God”) to be a nation which believes in, turns to in times of need, of sorrow, of rejoicing, and prays to a Supreme Being, commonly referred to as God. Too bad that with your negative vote you chose not to be part of us believers!

Stanley L. Ronell