Democracy Has Prevailed.

September 9, 2014

Vote Failed

I watched the vote.  As far as I can tell (and this is OF COURSE subject to verification) Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 AGAINST the "In God We Trust" legislation.

Freedom won today.  Yes, it did.

UPDATE: From The Trib:
Allegheny County Council members rejected a proposal to post “In God We Trust” in the county courthouse on Tuesday. Council members voted 6-8.
One last thing from The Trib:
[Council Member Sue] Means, of Bethel Park proposed posting the motto and has said it is not a religious phrase but a historical one.
"In God We Trust" isn't religious?  In what universe?


Zeus0209 said...

The PG reports on Means: “I don't understand what the big deal is,” she said during the meeting

There's no sugarcoating her callous ignorance. Calling the motto inclusive is little more than a convenient excuse and a bad one at that. Either its that she has not spent enough time on the losing end of exclusivity or the polar opposite is true which enables her to be indifferent. Regardless, her lack of empathy is embarrassing to the county.

SamStone said...

It was interesting that several council members voted it down because of many letters they got from the religious right claiming, which strongly proclaimed that we are a Christian nation and all true Americans must believe in the same god. Thank goodness that reason prevailed.