Do We Trust Pete Stark to Represent Our Views?
Congressman Pete Stark one of nine Members of Congress to vote against re-affirming national motto.
Dublin, CA– Yesterday, the U.S. Congress voted 398-9 to re-affirm our national motto, “In God We Trust.” Since 1864, the phrase, “In God We Trust” has appeared on U.S. currency and in 1956 it was recognized as our national motto. Since the Civil War this inspirational motto has captured the spirit of our country and guided its people through world wars and the attacks of September 11.
“It seems like too often these days Congress can’t agree on anything. Yesterday, 398 Members agreed to re-affirm our national motto,” said Eric Swalwell, Dublin City Councilmember and candidate for Congress (CA-15). “Congressman Stark was one of nine members of Congress who disagreed. The Fifteenth Congressional District deserves a Member of Congress who is in touch with its people, can work well with others, and can honor our national motto.”
And how was this exposed? Our esteemed representatives of who the America public holds in such high regard don’t have anything better to do than debate a figurehead resolution to “uphold our national motto”.
You Mr. Swallwell, are part of the problem.
Why do you think religious bigotry is the key to success?
You are spitting on Article 6 of the Constitution and I hope you lose badly.
I do not trust or believe in a god. But I would like to trust those I elect to run my government. Like Pete Stark.
If you criticize Stark, don’t be pro-bigotry while you’re at it. Focus on policy rather than slinking and scraping to bigoted Christians. I know that many Christians are good people and will oppose you because of your stance on this.
Although “In God We Trust” is the new American motto, it is nevertheless very un-American.
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”