Atheists Demand Sheriff Remove “In God We Trust;” His One Word Response is Perfect
When Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation demanding that he remove the phrase “In God We Trust” from his department’s patrol cars, he responded quickly and eloquently with one word.
“NO,” Sheriff Duke wrote back in boldface font, reported Tennessee news station WBBJ.
The sheriff offered reporters an equally pithy explanation for why the atheists were wrong to refer to his actions — placing religious text on his patrol cars — as unconstitutional.
“The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s perfectly legal,” he said.
According to the Associated Press via news station WFTS, he spoke the truth, in that two years ago a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from the same organization demanding the removal of “In God We Trust” from our money:
In dismissing the suit, U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, Jr., wrote that “the Supreme Court has repeatedly assumed the motto’s secular purpose and effect” and that federal appeals courts “have found no constitutional violation in the motto’s inclusion on currency.”
The exact same argument could be made in this case, meaning the whiny atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation really ought to consider simply tucking in their tails and scurrying back home to their dens of inequity …
Because the words “In God We Trust” ain’t going nowhere anytime soon!