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State Motto Sticker Designs In Ohio Stir Controversy

June 1, 2011 by  

State motto sticker designs in Ohio stir controversySeveral advocacy groups have criticized voting sticker designs in Ohio because of their inclusion of the word “God.”

According to the Hamilton Journal-News, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has proposed six new voting sticker designs, one of which will be handed out to voters on Election Day. State residents can vote for their favorite design on ElectYourSticker.com.

Two of the proposals include the State’s motto: With God, All Things are Possible. Although Federal courts have upheld the motto as Constitutional, some advocates have questioned the State’s decision to integrate religion into the voting process.

Ellis Jacobs, senior attorney for the nonprofit law firm Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, told the media outlet the sticker designs referencing “God” might put atheists “in a bind.”

“There are a heck of a lot of atheists out there. They shouldn’t be made uncomfortable when they go to vote,” Jacobs told the news source.

Rob Scott, a member of the Dayton Tea Party, said he does not have a problem with the controversial sticker proposals because they are based on the State motto, according to the news provider.

FOX News recently reported the sticker contest concludes on Aug. 8. As of May 30, the leading vote-getter was the design that said “I (HEART) Voting,” with the shape of Ohio replacing the heart.

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  • http://naver samurai

    With God, all things are possible. No doubt about it. If anyone chooses to go against this saying being on a voting pin, then they aren’t American. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://N/A Randy Hudgins

      That’s right. Let us put those types of mottos out. It’s constitutional and a persons “feelings” are not. This does not infringe on their right to look the other way and/or accept the fact that others have a different opinion.

    • MARTinNJ

      LOL….if you go against this stick you are unAmerican. What a total cracker you are.

      • http://naver samurai

        I was talking about our Christian founding and not a sticker. I see another lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxist has arrived. Good! Another pop up target! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Why can’t there be two stickers? One for people who believe in God and want to show it. Another for those who don’t have a life…

    • MARTinNJ

      IF you don’t like America and our CONSTITUTIONAL SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE THEN LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!! The Founders created a wall of separation to protect the rest of us from you religious freaks who wreaked Europe with your religious intolerance. If you don’t like America LEAVE!

      • http://naver samurai

        You are a liar and very bereft of the knowledge of our Christian founding. Show me where it says seperation of church and state in the Constitution. I’ll give you a hint, it isn’t in there. Get your facts straight before you post, moron! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Albino.

        The Establishment Clause is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Together with the Free Exercise Clause (“… or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”), these two clauses make up what are called the “religion clauses” of the First Amendment.
        The establishment clause has generally been interpreted to prohibit 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress, or 2) the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another. The first approach is called the “separation” or “no aid” interpretation, while the second approach is called the “non-preferential” or “accommodation” interpretation. The accommodation interpretation prohibits Congress from preferring one religion over another, but does not prohibit the government’s entry into religious domain to make accommodations in order to achieve the purposes of the Free Exercise Clause.
        The clause itself was seen as a reaction to the Church of England, established as the official church of England and some of the colonies, during the colonial era. It possibly could have been thought up of as a consensus to the diversity of religions in the U.S. at the time of the Constitution’s creation.

  • pennsyltuckian

    Anything that discourages the athiests from destroying this country is good. Vote for God

  • Bret Britton

    Why is it that the atheist can not be offended, but it is perfectly alright if christians are ? Why is it, that in spite of the historical FACTS, some atheists as well as muslims are allowed to dictate new rules and take away the rights of christians, in spite of the historical FACTS which prove that this country, the United States of America, was founded upon solid christian morals & principals, has been greatly blessed by God, and that the majority of Americans want freedom OF religion- NOT FREEDOM FROM RELIGION ???????

    • L.J.

      Regarding atheists–if they do not believe in God, then WHY do they try so hard to deny His existence with court cases et. el.? Atheists don’t have a ‘leg’ to stand on because they cannot make a valid, cogent argument and when they debate a Christian who knows HOW to deal with them, they are torn apart and have no defense of their position.

      • http://RenderRanch.com Zermoid

        Why does the mention of God upset Atheists? If they truly don’t believe He exists then why does it matter to them?
        Kind of like feeling upset over someone mentioning the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy isn’t it?

        • Rob G.

          Absolutely! They are all imaginary! Show me the Easter Bunny, show me the Tooth Fairy, and show me a god!

          You can’t!

          I see that America wants to include, but not if they are different!

          There are people of all walks that ARE American.

          Get used to it.

          Keep your religion to yourself. Not being Christian does not make one un-American.

          Live long and Prosper. GO ATHEISTS!

          • talon27

            How does it feel to be an ————? You have an opinion, now why don’t you get informed.
            All religions aren’t Christian in nature. There are many religions and many Gods for these religions. However the atheists,who are in the vast minority, feel they have the right to foist their non-belief system on the majority.
            I have been in life and death situations with proclaimed atheists and to a man they all prayed to whatever they envisioned as God when the going got really bad. When the danger was over they promptly reverted to their atheist ways. So you are also, as a group, a hypocritical lot.
            No one forces you to go to church or worship but why don’t you take the time to educate yourself by reading what our founding fathers had to say about God and religion and their importance to the country. I know you won’t; you will just continue accepting what your uninformed associates tell you. Or you will continue to believe the “history” you were taught by the uneducated “teachers” who populate our “education” system. I would say they are part of the misinformation being taught as factual but most teachers don’t have the ability to compose a coherent sentence, let alone a book.
            So you keep living your life within your cloud of stupidity and ignorance. By the way the Constitution doesn’t give you the right to never be offended.

          • freddo56

            Will you swear to that? Didn’t think so….Why do you ape-theists devote so much time trying to tear down something that has absolutely nothing to do with you? Does it bother you? Do you have a concience? Feeling guilty? If it bothers you so much, turn your head and go about your own business, like I do, anytime I find something offensive or rubs me the wrong way. Must you always be so confrontational? You’re wasting precious time dwelling on it….Enough said.

          • VinceP

            RobG. It’s called FAITH.

          • http://naver samurai

            Sorry dude, but we were founded a Christian nation, like it or not! You are not a good American, just an inflamed boil on the backside of this country that needs to be surgically removed. What proof and evidence can you provide the proves atheism is accurate and correct?”

            http://www.shockandawe.com

            Ahhhhh, such word play to insult others and steal their rights. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • unhypenated American

            There is inherent in every human being the ability to recognize the Truth. When confronted with the Truth, should you choose not to accept it, you will be compelled to attack it.

          • Jay

            Rob G, you say keep religion to yourself, and then you end you statement with, GO ATHEISTS! Both, Christianity an Atheism are world-views, and whichever one you embrace, that, will determine your thoughts, speech and behaviour. Therefore, both world-views are in essence, religions! The only difference between the two, one espouses a supernatural being, while the other denies one exists. Yet, both world views have a fundamental impact on the individual with respect to the sanctity of life, relationships, ethics, Identity and goals in life. So before you tell someone to keep their religion to themselves, know first, that you are hypocrite, as you freely practice and express yours! Cheers!!!

      • MARTinNJ

        Why do you intolerant religious folks hate America and Americans so much? If you don’t like America LEAVE!!!!!!

        • http://naver samurai

          Why don’t you leave? You say you’re am American? What have you done for this country besides nothing? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • ProudChristianAmerican

          Martin,
          I forgive you for making such idiotic comments. It shows how weak your mind is when you get all prissy over a bumper sticker that says With God All Things Are Possible. If the word GOD puts you in a bind, you must have serious issues LOL. God is Good All the time, All the Time God is Good.

          There may come a time when you pray to GOD to save a loved one or to help you with a situation, I want you to know that GOD is merciful and will forgive you and he will Bless You when you humbly ask him to do so. You are lucky that our God is so forgiving.

          Wouldnt it be something if God decided to smite those who speak ill of him???

    • Raggs

      If we didn’t have a muslim in the white house things may be different.

      • skippy

        raggs…YOU ARE A HOOT!!! That was the best, short & sweet response on here….way to go!!!

      • MARTinNJ

        you religious freaks are total crackers.

        • http://naver samurai

          Why do you use that stupid word cracker? You know that cracker is a racial term. Are you a minority? If you are, that’s fine. Just keep your Christian bashing to yourself and remember that bashing speech is against the law in some places, like Indiana. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Jay

          Mr. Martin, intelligence and sophistication personified, atheist and no doubt leftist-marxsist! Do you understand the difference between religious and believer? They are not one and the same, and, for your information, atheists are religious!!! Chew on that one for a while, religious boy!

    • VinceP

      Freedom only applies to what the left believes! This has become very clear in the last two years! I say, if it aint broke, don’t fix it…

      There is nothing wrong with the state motto right now! Leave it alone.

  • bob

    if you dont believe in god then dont take the sticker. how hard is that?

  • 55 Vintage American

    The Ohio State motto has been ruled constitutional by the constitutionally authorized court system of this country. The United States of America was founded on many principals, including freedom of religion, and only prohibits a state sponsored religion. This gives the atheist the same freedom to practice their religion as the non-atheist. It does NOT give the atheist the right to be offended by any other religion. If the atheist is offended by the mention of GOD, that is their right. So be it. I am offended by the atheist saying there is no God. Welcome to America, Home of the free, and land of the brave.

    • Grammy

      WELL SAID! Everyone gets offended – get over it!

    • BFC Cpl. Jack

      NO, actually the FIRST AMENDMENT to the constitution prohibits CONGRESS from making any “LAW” regarding religion, because this was then and remained so (until the USSC rewrote the constitution to serve its liberal agenda) a RIGHT of the individual states and THEY (the states) did not want any federal interference with their prerogatives. This BS about “separation of church and state”, and in this context “state” is in reference to an entire country, not a “state” of the US, and it is a johnny-come-lately reading of the PRIVATE communications of Thomas Jefferson. You know, that guy liberals love to hate because he fathered all those children by his enslaved (PC term) house keeper Sally Hemming, even though DNA can only “prove” that it was at best a close male relative.

  • DavidL

    Why can’t Ohio layoff a few thousand more teachers and use the money to buy us a really nice sticker? God would approve, right?

    • http://naver samurai

      I see we are still drinking our daily fifth of lib kool aid. Get off of the nonsense. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      DavidL,
      Good idea! But make sure it is the teachers that like to sit theirfirst grade class in front of a TV all day and say they are “teaching”! Or lay off all the accused molesters temporary to permanent if it is proven. Lay off all the crappy teachers so they don’t give the good ones a bad name!! Teachers? Not ALL of them!!

  • http://personallibertydigest marilyn

    It seems to me that atheists are extremely INTOLERANT and way too sensitive. They demand tolerance from all who disagree with them but are unwilling to return the curtesy. Are they overly sensitive or sly foxes? Do they try to free us FROM Christianity while giving other religions a pass? Their histrionics remind me of the old vampire movies in which vampires cringed whenever a cross was thrust in the faces. If they didn’t believe in it, they wouldn’t be cringing.

  • dan

    I don’t believe in atheists and neither does God….but by all means let them be offended…as my Savior said:’I came not to bring peace but to divide the wicked from the good with the sword of truth.’
    He is the stone over which the blind stumble…

  • eddie47d

    The stickers should just say I Voted in Ohio. Whether you believe in God or not is your personal decision and not mandated by tax dollars on a sticker. How about? I voted for the truth in Ohio I voted for equality in Ohio I voted for abortion rights in Ohio I voted against abortion rights in Ohio Maybe they should do away with the stickers altogether?

    • http://naver samurai

      Why do you claim to be a Christian, but always want to be soo PC? Christians aren’t supposed to be PC. We are to go by the Bible and all the teachings of Jesus, no matter who it offends. Athiests can just get lost or take a hike as far as I’m concerned. People like them are trying to dismantle our Christian founding brick by brick and you want to be PC? I suggest you change your ways, edduh. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        In our state some of those I Vote stickers are put out by the League of Women Voters and are neutral. If you want to have God on your sticker then make your own. I don’t believe God favors one candidate over the other. There are Conservative candidates who say they are God fearing and then do things that are embarrassing. It’s best not to politicize God in trying to win an election and/or the poll workers who hand the stickers out.

        • http://naver samurai

          I tend to agree with the things you say edduh, but if a candidate believes in God and shows he/she truely believes, they tend to get the majority of voters. At least they do here. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • SKYSKIERS

    PROVING THE QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY OF OUR
    PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION!

    THERE IS A SILVER BULLET SOLUTION!

    One constantly hears the phrase “WE DON’T HAVE A SILVER BULLET” to fix the high gas prices, the poor sales in the housing markets, or the economy in general, from Obama and his talking heads in his
    administration.

    I’m a PACC (Patriot American Christian Conservative) and As a PACC, I’d like to point out a “SILVER BULLET SOLUTION” is in our grasp.

    There is no issue as important to every American as their own
    actual, physical safety and wellbeing!

    How safe would any citizen feel if they knew absolutely for certain that the leader or president of their nation; was an illegal alien, and possibly an enemy agent for a foreign government.
    How could any American TRUST such a leader? How could any American feel safe with such a leader?
    Such a leader(an illegal alien)would be a proven LIAR! Such a leader would be a FRAUD. Such a leader would be a criminal!

    SUCH A LEADER WOULD BE INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT!

    SUCH A LEADER WOULD NOT LEGALLY BE OUR PRESIDENT!!!!

    OBAMACARE WOULD INSTANTLY NOT BE LEGAL, BECAUSE IT WAS SIGNED BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN!

    THE LAST TWO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, APPOINTED BY THIS SAME ILLEGAL ALIEN WOULD IMMEDIATELY LOSE THEIR JOBS.

    THE ATTEMPT OF BANNING AMERICANS FROM HAVING AND POSSESSING FIREARMS, BY THE ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY, WOULD IMMEDIATELY CEASE!

    THE ATTEMPT OF GRANTING AMNESTY AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, PLUS WELFARE (AND VOTING-RIGHTS)TO 15 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS; THROUGH THE ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY WOULD CEASE!

    THE EPA WOULD LOSE IT’S AUTHORITY TO TAX YOU WHEN YOU BREATH, BY EXHALING CARBON DIOXIDE OR RECTALLY EXPELLING GAS. THIS WOULD IMMEDIATELY KILL THE CAP N TRADE FRAUD THAT IS BEING USED TO SKYROCKET THE COST OF AMERICA’S ELECTRICAL SUPPLY!

    ALL OF THE ILLEGAL ALIEN’S CZARS (30-60)WOULD IMMEDIATELY LOSE THEIR JOBS!

    IN FACT EVERY BILL, SIGNED INTO LAW BY THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL PRESIDENT WOULD IMMEDIATELY BE AS ILLEGAL AS OBAMA IS!

    Even after Obama loses the next election, there will still be liberal democRATS in our congress who will fight tooth and nail to stop the repeal of OBAMACARE AND ALL OF THE OTHER SOCIALIST-COMMUNIST POLICIES THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN RAMMING DOWN THE THROATS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

    IT WILL TAKE YEARS (BY THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS IN CONGRESS) AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TO UNDO THE DAMAGE THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN DOING IN JUST THESE LAST TWO!

    BUT WITH OBAMA REVEALED AS A FRAUD AND AN ILLEGAL ALIEN, WHO WAS AIDED AND ABETTED, BY THE DEMOCRATS & THE LIBERAL NET-WORK-NEWS; THERE WILL BE SUCH A PUBLIC OUTRAGE DIRECTED AT THE PEOPLE WHO ALLOWED THIS DANGEROUS FRAUD TO HAPPEN, THAT OBAMA WILL BE FORCED TO RESIGN; OR THE DEMOCRATS WILL BE FORCED TO IMPEACH OBAMA TO SAVE THEIR OWN JOBS!

    WE PACC’S HAVE A SILVER BULLET SOLUTION IN OUR GRASP.
    WE ONLY NEED THE COURAGE TO USE IT!!!!

    WHAT IS THE “SILVER BULLET SOLUTION” YOU MIGHT ASK?

    USE ALL AVAILABLE SPEED & RESOURCES TO PROVE THAT THE
    CURRENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN!
    AND THEN FIRE HIM AND JAIL HIM ALONG WITH THOSE WHO MADE
    THIS FRAUD/TREASON POSSIBLE!

    • freddo56

      Yeah, Buddy! I have been advocating this very subject, and it makes me sick to know that this “POSER” is still occupying the White house. When you get a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, you KNOW IT’s THE TRUTH, That’s how I feel about it, and it keeps me up late at night, signing petitions and polls to unseat this cancerous legion from our most sacred and once hallowed office. He has caused more damage in two years, than anyone ever has, and should be THROWN from office…He doesn’t deserve the dignity of a trail….

    • skippy

      just wondering skyskiers….can we make him PAY BACK ALL THE $$$$ HE HAS BLOWN ON VACATIONS???!!! (oh, and other misc. bullsh**..??)

  • Mike

    When atheists refuse to accept US currency and coin because it says on it…”In God we trust”….maybe then they might gain some respect…other than that, theirs is simply another point of view and their “opinion”…..let them have theirs and tell the atheists to leave our alone…

  • i41

    When any one says the muslim are peace loving rational pedophile worshipping people is equivalant to saying atheists are tolerant understanding individuals. Both of these groups get special treatment and get their way when eever the whine. Best place to send these freaks is back to some 3rd world dung heap! They never will assimulate in normal society.

    • Raggs

      You left out the queers, they also think that they are special.

      • http://naver samurai

        True that! True that! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Richard Pawley

    The founder of atheism is Lucifer himself, now known as Satan. He wanted to be God so bad he revolted and became what he became. Most know him as the father of lies, a murderer and the embodiment of all that is evil, the prince of devils. Atheists are simply those who believe they can be or are god. They are to be pitied because they miss so much of what exists. Sadly those who follow Satan, knowingly or unknowingly, have empty lives of transitory materiality. Some try to fill their lives with every sin imaginable and they call it freedom. Some, like Lucifer was, believe because of their intellect they are above the rest of us, and therefore they have no need to hear anything but their own voices. They believe they have no need of others. THE GREAT DIVORCE by C. S. Lewis examples that nicely. Such people are to be pitied if not avoided and at best, prayed for. Sadly there are some who call themselves Christian who are missing the love that marked the early followers of Jesus. These people too are deceived. Jesus said that there would come a time when there would be people of such faith that they would work miracles but because their heart was not right, they would be rejected and all that they did would not help them. I can appreciate the struggles of an agnostic who seeing all the evil in this world is not convinced that there is a caring God but someone who calls himself an atheist is just advertising that they believe that they are God. I am convinced that to some extent we will be surrounded by people like us when we move on from this material world so I want to continue to grow so I will be a better person, and as a Christian I have all the help I can handle or desire.
    Someone who had a life after death experience where he was clinically dead for some time apparently saw this and though he was only one of many who have been brought back and told what they saw, his story shows to some extent that “water does indeed seek it’s own level”. Atheists might reject this as will some others if it doesn’t fit into their theology but take a minute or two to read this and you will see what Dr. Ritchie experienced: http://www.near-death.com/ritchie.html It forever changed his life.
    Except for the few brief years we have here, all of us are going to spend the rest of our lives in the timelessness of eternity, so take a minute and view this. If you want to know what Jesus taught you can read the gospels or wonderful books like GOD CALLING edited by A. J. Russell but those who refuse to face up to the fact that there is an after life, and that they can be forgiven, or who refuse to accept forgiveness will likely experience some of what Dr. Ritchie saw during the nine minutes he was dead. In any event, God loves even atheists but it is in their power to accept that love and learn God’s ways or reject it, and no one goes to hell but those who ultimately choose to go there. If the universe is about anything it is about love and ultimate justice. One we can accept or reject but pretending, philosophically or otherwise, that the other will not apply to us all, is either ignorance or pride and both of them can kill you. Even some who believe in God can hardly believe that they are loved by God and that is why we need to be sure that it is really God we believe in because there are many pretenders. May God bless all who read this and may they come to know that they are loved.

    • Albino.

      “timelessness of eternity”…. Do you really grasp the concept behind that statement? Even if it was paradise it would send shivers down my spin! Come on “timelessness of eternity”, think about it, the same experience with out end. Heaven or Hell, as an engineer that is one horrific concept!

  • 45caliber

    Why is it that a very small minority can decide what can and what can’t be seen?

    • Raggs

      I would venture to say that due to a spineless government we have that refuses to uphold the foundation of this country.

  • JOHNE

    If athiest don’t like the word god what do they do with their money,I’ll take it.

  • 45caliber

    Just a thought. “There are no atheists in a foxhole.”

    • Jay

      45caliber, if I may add, “There are also no atheists in hell”. In hell, all are true believers. Tragically, a little too late!

  • one old dog

    Get on God’s side and pray he will forgive us, as a Nation for allowing the Marxists and Fascists, to destroy religious belief, and belief in family. And teaching Christian ladies that its O.K. to kill Innocents, if they are Inconvenient, The enemies of godliness and freedom are inside the gates and it isn’t just Islamo-fascists. it is bureaucrats, activist judges, and most of our elected officials. and many and various hidden groups, who would destroy this great Country, they are rewriting our History books and changing words in the reproductions of the Constitution Get involved at the local level” all politics are local” hold your elected people’s feet to the fire for everything they vote on, a nation that loses its morality soon falls. Read history about every civilization that has disappeared, and why.

    • Swede312

      Well, I’m a Marxist Atheist and I have a 5 children, all by the same woman (my college sweetheart), so it’s hard to say that we marxist atheists hate family…

      Oh, also I happen to be a retired vet, served 20 years as a Marine Officer and F/A-18 fighter pilot. So how’s that for confusing conundrums? Hmm? All you “FOR GOD AND COUNTRY’ jackasses better be able to put your resume for our country’s service up against mine before you can go and accuse someone of not being a “good” American. There are atheists everywhere. We just don’t let you know about it.

      And for all you “true believers,” I’ll leave this quote from Mark Twain. “Faith is believing something you know ain’t so.” There is no such thing as a “true believer.” We all have doubts. Only some of us don’t bother deluding ourselves and just live with evidence-based reality.

      For the over 300 landings on an aircraft carrier, (over 100 at night), I never once prayed either… I did not serve my country for any deity. The nation is bigger than an ideology.

  • Jay

    PROTOCOL No. 4 Devised by the elite rulers for destroying a free Sovereign nation.

    1. Every republic passes through several stages. The first of these is comprised in the early days of mad raging by the blind mob, tossed hither and thither, right and left: the second is demagogy from which is born anarchy, and that leads inevitably to despotism – not any longer legal and overt, and therefore responsible despotism, but to unseen and secretly hidden, yet nevertheless sensibly felt despotism in the hands of some secret organization or other, whose acts are the more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind a screen, behind the backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not only does not injuriously affect but actually aids the secret force by saving it, thanks to continual changes, from the necessity of expanding its resources on the rewarding of long services.

    2. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force? And this is precisely what our force is. GENTILE masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding-place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.

    WE SHALL DESTROY GOD

    3. But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in the State economy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it rested upon the foundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which is negatived by the very laws of creation, for they have established subordination. With such a faith as this a people might be governed by a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly and humbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to the dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS INDISPENSABLE FOR US TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND OF THE “GOYIM” THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT, AND TO PUT IN ITS PLACE ARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS AND MATERIAL NEEDS.

    4. In order to give the GOYIM no time to think and take note, their minds must be diverted towards industry and trade. Thus, all the nations will be swallowed up in the pursuit of gain and in the race for it will not take note of their common foe. But again, in order that freedom may once for all disintegrate and ruin the communities of the GOYIM, we must put industry on a speculative basis: the result of this will be that what is withdrawn from the land by industry will slip through the hands and pass into speculation, that is, to our classes.

    5. The intensified struggle for superiority and shocks delivered to economic life will create, nay, have already created, disenchanted, cold and heartless communities. Such communities will foster a strong aversion towards the higher political and towards religion. Their only guide is gain, that is Gold, which they will erect into a veritable cult, for the sake of those material delights which it can give. Then will the hour strike when, not for the sake of attaining the good, not even to win wealth, but solely out of hatred towards the privileged, the lower classes of the GOYIM will follow our lead against our rivals for power, the intellectuals of the GOYIM.

  • jess

    The religious hate spewed by those of you who claim to be patriots and good xians is pathetic and disturbing. You believe in a complete delusion, and you’re upset because some of us use reason and intelligence to view our world. You should seriously get mental help. Its sad to see how angry, bitter, and depressed all of you are, if that’s what christianity brings you maybe you should try something else. Maybe you could convert to atheism and realize that there are so many wonderful people in this world of all faiths and races.

    • http://naver samurai

      Too much kool aid on a daily basis! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Jay

      Hmm, convert to Atheism you say, the religion of NOTHING. According to its definition, Atheism: Once there was NOTHING, then NOTHING made something, then we came we out of NOTHING, and since we came from NOTHING, therefore, we have no identity, are NOTHING, and everything we do means NOTHING, also, we are going back to NOTHING. Hmm, sounds very tempting jess, why with all the sound reason and intelligence supporting the religion of NOTHING makes embracing NOTHING very difficult to resist! When you add that our ancestors were Monkeys and that’s why we like BANANAS, well, I can understand why you would rather throw feces while swinging on a tire rather then embrace Someone who made all this possible! Yes jess, its we who are deluded, not YOU! I heard rumours that monkeys are homosexual, is that true?

      • http://naver samurai

        Thanks for the laugh, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • jess

    Anger and hate that’s all you worship. I’d much rather be articulate and rational that spiteful and nasty. I have served our country overseas alongside many other athiests, and I have seen the hatred and intolerance that all Abrahamic religions purvey. It’s just sad for all of you to spend your free time so angry and upset. No wonder so many christians are clinically depressed.

    • Jay

      Jess says:

      I consider anger and hate as worship.
      I hope I have been articulate and have rationally articulated my spite and hatred of all Religious people in the most nastiest manner possible. I have served our country overseas(and there’s no way for you to verify this and so hopefully you buy it) alongside many other atheists, all of them, as articulate and spiteful as I am towards other people who don’t believe what we atheists believe, and I have seen the hatred and intolerance that all Abrahamic religions purvey towards us atheist, as we, atheists, are hell bent on destroying anything religious as we strongly believe that only we, atheist, have the right to impose our atheistic religion on everybody else. It’s just sad for all of you religious people to spend your free time per-suing peace and happiness and not spending your free time being angry and upset like us atheists! No wonder so many christians are clinically depressed every time we come around and do everything to avoid us. I don’t know why, I don’t know how, It seems to happen every time we come around, is it something we say, is something we do? All I know, is that we atheists really do hate you!!! GO OBAMA YEAAHH HOO!!!

  • Jay

    The left changes monikers whenever their chosen title becomes too easily identified with their collectivist political intentions. They seized the title “Progressives” in the early 20th century and adopted “Liberal” when the progressive image became tarnished. Today, with liberalism inextricably linked to collectivism, the left has returned to the progressive label. But one problem remains. Words have meanings that defy distortion, and neither “progressive” nor “liberal” accurately reflects the left’s governing philosophy.

    The case has been made, on the pages of American Thinker itself, that identifying the leftist as a Progressive or Liberal is erroneous. It has been stated that policies declared to be progressive or liberal are actually backward and authoritarian. Thus, the leftist has been aptly identified, based on policy and result, as regressive.

    To state the case further, not even the definition of “progressive” or “liberal” identifies with the leftist ideology. It’s just that the left has manipulated those words until the distortion has become accepted. It is a common practice, for they routinely ignore reality and wear their title du jour like camouflage.

    “Progressive” is defined as advocating, attaining, or being characterized by improvement and forward thinking. It dates to the early 17th century and became politicized in the late 1800s. The modern left isn’t progressive in the practical or classical sense of the word. In fact, much of what constituted progressivism during the early 20th century is the antithesis of contemporary leftist beliefs.

    Early Progressives certainly desired social change, but they regularly utilized private organizations — such as churches and charities — for effecting their transformations. Not even the Progressive Era’s trust-busting government regulators were akin to today’s leftists. Those reformers sought to protect the future of market competition from monopolistic mergers and thwart the fledgling communist movements. Creating a labyrinth of bureaucratic red tape wasn’t their primary objective.

    Nothing in the word “progressive” and little in early progressivism describes today’s leftist. The left has no desire to defend capitalism, foster competition, or accomplish their vision of social justice via private channels. They have only an insatiable lust for control.

    Leftists promote nothing new; their goals are those of an archaic doctrine. Forward thinking isn’t featured in their agenda, the purpose of which is to repackage policies that are proven failures. “Bolshevik” is more descriptive than “progressive,” for the left shares the Bolshevik’s socialistic dreams. They are mired in the past, rendering “progressive” an inappropriate description.

    Socialist ideals quickly co-opted the early Progressive movement, giving the title a black eye. Leftists then adopted “Liberal,” a more inviting identifier, but one that also defies their agenda.

    “Liberal” spawns from the Latin “liberalis” and “liber” meaning noble, generous, and free. A genuine liberal bristles at authoritarian attitudes and fulfills the nature of the word. America’s leftists, conversely, are adamant in their support for a domineering central government and generous only when distributing their neighbors’ property.

    Leftist liberalism defines not freedom, but the welfare state. Their concept of liberalism frees one segment of society to live at another segment’s expense. Leftists then pat each other on the back for their thoughtfulness and generosity. It is indeed a warped vision.

    Leftists have moved from Progressives to Liberals and back to Progressives, but in name only, never in definition. Their quasi-metamorphosis results from their ever-present collectivist mentality. Once the public realizes the agenda behind the name, the name is changed to obfuscate the agenda.

    The left is an immutable lie; let’s call it that. Their social desires reflect a statism worthy of Marx, Lenin, or Mao. They’re trapped in the past, in antiquated testaments to a flawed and failed philosophy where liberty is defined as the ability to avoid responsibility. Ignored is the unassailable truth that liberty without responsibility is nonexistent. Leftists demand allegiance to a backward dependency. To call them Progressives or Liberals is patently false.

    The left cannot be allowed the privilege of defining their nature. Today’s “Progressive Liberal” desires to rob us of our autonomy and render us wards of a collectivist state. Their label should reflect their innate desire to move society backward. Leftists are regressive in every sense of the word. The Regressive label has been proposed for them before. Let it become their perpetual identifier.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/07/leftists_are_neither_progressi.html

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