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Does the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights contains the phrase "in God We Trust"?

bob 2012/06/22 16:35:59
In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God We Trust"
The U.S. Constitution contains the phrase "in God We Trust"
The U.S. Bill of Rights contains the phrase "in God We Trust"
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  • wtxwoman 2012/06/22 17:16:24 (edited)
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    wtxwoman
    +9
    'In God We Trust' was put on our money during the Cold War as a political move, supposedly to combat the 'godless Communists'. I prefer 'E Pluribus Unum', meaning 'out of many, the one.'

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  • SW 2012/06/27 19:21:23
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    SW
    Who voted that the Bill of Rights says "in God we trust" in it? hahahah. it's like 1 page easy to look up. HERE.

    First Amendment –
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Second Amendment –
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    Third Amendment –
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    Fourth Amendment –
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Fifth Amendment –
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or na...









    Who voted that the Bill of Rights says "in God we trust" in it? hahahah. it's like 1 page easy to look up. HERE.

    First Amendment –
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Second Amendment –
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    Third Amendment –
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    Fourth Amendment –
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Fifth Amendment –
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
    Sixth Amendment –
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
    Seventh Amendment –
    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
    Eighth Amendment –
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
    Ninth Amendment –
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    Tenth Amendment –
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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  • SW SW 2012/06/27 19:22:57
    SW
    Unlike 99.9999% of conservatives I HAVE read the constitution. --which is why I'm a progressive liberal and proud of it.
  • poet4justice 2012/06/26 21:06:58
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    poet4justice
    +1
    because most of them did not trust religion and the funy part is.... most them were free mason
  • P. Sturm 2012/06/25 11:53:42
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    P. Sturm
    +1
    It was added to coins during the Civil War by the North after being petitioned by a coalition of religious groups to do so, and adopted as a motto in 1956.
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/06/25 02:17:09
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +3
    God is not even mentioned within the U.S. Constitution once.

    I prefer E Pluribus Unum, which was our national motto. We put it aside and now are a very divided, dysfunctional nation.
  • Mel 2012/06/25 02:11:27
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    Mel
    +1
    it was a responce to Krushev and Russian communism
  • gocar Mel 2012/07/03 00:55:50
    gocar
    Yes, it was to convince all the relious nut cases that we were not like those godless communists. It did not take into effect that the church in Russia was very powerful and controlled so much politics. After their revolution (which was actually fought by poor people) they wanted to make sure that church elders could no longer cheat people. Many of them were part and parcel of the aristocracy.
  • Mel gocar 2012/07/03 02:38:56
    Mel
    I like this
  • baboula 2012/06/24 23:54:11
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    baboula
    +1
    You do realize of course that the Bill of Rights is within the Constitution ;)
  • bob baboula 2012/06/25 01:49:26
  • ajracestables1 2012/06/24 21:15:17
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    ajracestables1
    +2
    That phrase is on the US money.
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2012/06/24 12:11:28
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    Donald Eric Kesler
    +2
    I find it objectionable simply because it does not speak for all Americans. I am a citizen of the United States of America. I do not place my trust in any deity. According to the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it is my right to worship or not worship as my conscience dictates free from government interference.
  • bob Donald ... 2012/06/25 01:49:55
    bob
    +3
    agreed
  • nenenae 2012/06/23 18:04:28
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    nenenae
    +3
    Its. On the money
  • Chief 2012/06/23 16:22:08
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    Chief
    +2
    We changed it from backed by gold to in god we trust, There is a huge statement within that and we are seeing it's affect all around us now. Our money is backed by god, not gold. if you went to a bank and asked for loan and said don't worry, if I don't pay it back god will. Does anyone honestly believe they would get the loan??? The dollar is worthless, the only reason it has any value at all is because we say it does.
    The final days of Rome are here and if you can't grow your own food and live without money, your in big trouble. I hate to say it, but the righting is on the wall.
  • rdyjoe 2012/06/23 10:05:13
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    rdyjoe
    +2
    The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
  • bob rdyjoe 2012/06/25 01:50:29
    bob
    +2
    civil war in 1956?
  • rdyjoe bob 2012/06/25 11:09:47
    rdyjoe
    Wasn't 1956 BOB! Look it up.
  • SW rdyjoe 2012/06/27 19:16:40
    SW
    +1
    True the confederate money had "god somesuch" on it so the North couldn't be "out-godded" so they had to stick god in there. (I'm paraphrasing of course) hahah..
  • Marianne 2012/06/23 09:55:05
    I do not know if the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights contains the phrase...
    Marianne
    +4
    As far as I know, it was printed on the money and not in the U.S. Bill of Rights.
  • Bassinman 2012/06/23 07:13:45
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    Bassinman
    +2
    Don't know exactly when the phrase came about, but I really don't believe it is in either of those documents. Yet, what does it hurt. Allah is the God of Islam, and Jehovah is the God of Christianity and Judaism. They are both spelled, "GOD", which is a TITLE and NOT A NAME. Therefore, it is a generalized term that can be used by any religion (or by those who have a God with some NAME other than Allah or Jehova) which has a supreme being known to them as GOD. I have never known why there has been such a big fuss anyway.

    GOD is not a name, and therefore does not denote any one deity in particular. All people in the US can appreciate having GOD on their money. Even the Atheist and Agnostic, because it does not specify which GOD it is referring to. The Muslims can claim that they trust in Allah, and the Christians can claim that they trust in Jehovah, but NEITHER NAME is on the money, so NEITHER DEITY is directly mentioned. Problem of 'In God we trust' is SOLVED without removal from money.
  • Dr. John 2012/06/23 02:46:09 (edited)
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    Dr. John
    +3
    The phrase "In God We Trust" was first used on US 2 cent coins in 1864 and paper money (1$ silver certificates) in 1957.

    http://www.treasury.gov/about...
  • Hayley Callaway 2012/06/23 01:18:51
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    Hayley Callaway
    +3
    Most of the founding fathers were personally atheists, including Thomas Jefferson.
  • santa6642 2012/06/23 00:54:04
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    santa6642
    +2
    it was added later sometime in the 1950's
  • Jakedog 2012/06/23 00:36:44
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    Jakedog
    +2
    As much as the right would like to believe the word God only appears in the Date in the Constitution, and nowhere in the Bill of Rights,
    The phrase In God we Trust has nothing to do with our Countries Motto!
    The words "E Pluribus Unum Out of many are one"referring to the thirteen original colonies forming one union is the motto of the USA.
  • john Kills 2012/06/23 00:00:55
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    john Kills
    what's your point?
  • bob john Kills 2012/06/25 01:54:22
    bob
    +3
    a response to another answer stated 'in god we trust' was part of the constitution. So I wanted to find out how many people do not know what's actually in the Constitution.
  • clasact 2012/06/22 23:06:40
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    clasact
    +1
    as well as I can remember no it dose not and should not
  • jon 2012/06/22 22:45:42
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    jon
    +1
    So what is your point?
  • gaylehelen 2012/06/22 22:43:05
    I do not know if the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights contains the phrase...
    gaylehelen
    +2
    Where's "None of the above?"
  • BILL 2012/06/22 22:17:39
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    BILL
    +1
    doe's it really matter
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/06/22 22:15:15
    In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    Oddly you avoid the Declariation of Ind. like the plague concerning the mention of God. Yes, in God We Trust is there , I'm not thinking of it presently, but it does exist before 1956, but then what is wrong with 1956?
  • Dr. John jackola... 2012/06/23 01:51:08
    Dr. John
    +1
    Hate to burst your bubble, Jack, but nowhere in the Declaration of Independence (or the Federal Constitution) will you find "In God We Trust". The closest thing would be; "the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,...", and "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...".
    Two problems: Very few Americans have even read the Founding Documents, and to few of those who have read them take the time to understand what they have read.
  • Curmudgeon 2012/06/22 21:45:48
    I do not know if the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights contains the phrase...
    Curmudgeon
    +3
    Since I'm not American and have never actually taken the time to read the U.S. Constitution, I'm not sure if it does.

    However, even if it did what does it matter? This one fact wouldn't be impressive enough to prove that gods are real any more than the various other countries past and present that pay homage to various gods.
  • TuringsChild 2012/06/22 21:06:41
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    TuringsChild
    +2
    It doesn't contain the phrase 'separation of Church and State' either.
  • bob Turings... 2012/06/22 21:20:16
  • rdyjoe Turings... 2012/06/23 10:01:24
    rdyjoe
    +1
    The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
  • Turings... rdyjoe 2012/06/23 16:06:22
    TuringsChild
    Duh.
  • rdyjoe Turings... 2012/06/24 11:52:07
    rdyjoe
    +1
    Close enough for you then?
  • JimTheGeek 2012/06/22 20:08:03
    The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights does not contains the phrase "in God...
    JimTheGeek

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