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"IN GOD WE TRUST..." on Police cars !?!

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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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"In fact, of the dozens of complaints about the decals lodged in recent months by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, about half were sent to law enforcement agencies in Missouri. Departments in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia and elsewhere also received complaints from the foundation, which says it will consider suing but acknowledges it can be difficult finding a plaintiff willing to be publicly identified as challenging the use of the phrase."

"IN GOD WE TRUST..." is on our money, but does the religious statement deserve to be on Police cars. This is another biting example of whether or not STATE "entities" should advertise or endorse (ANY) religious sentiments.




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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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"IN GOD WE TRUST..."

...all others must pay cash



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: fshrrex

I'm pretty sure it's on EBT cards as well.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:05 PM
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"IN GOD WE TRUST..." is on our money, but does the religious statement deserve to be on Police cars.


That just reinforces the concept that police aren't here to serve and protect the average citizen, but productive commerce.

I wonder how atheist cops feel about riding around in such a car?




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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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We don't have enough hate in the country. See if you can muster up some more.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: windword

I see you UNDERstand your Miranda Rights like a good citizen/employee.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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Honestly there are bigger things to worry about than what is written across a police car.


The separation of C&S is important.
But this seems petty.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: fshrrex
Seriously though



amounts to a violation of separation of church and state

Can you enlighten me on where the supposed separation between church and state is documented? Please? And what is a violation of said law ?



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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i like what it says on the car in the transformer movie
'to punish and enslave'



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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trust in god?.....he's the same guy that created Malaria that has killed millions, and to top that off, he created the mosquito, who can bite you without you even sensing it, and can travel for miles to infect those that were lucky enough to have stayed away, from those that had the disease in the first place.....not a guy I want to get down on my knees and pray to.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: greencmp
It isn't, but nice little jab there.

Saw this a while ago, kinda indifferent.

I don't think it should be on there but whatever.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: fshrrex

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..."

The first amendment prohibits making a law with respect to a specific religion. It also protects the free exercise of religious belief and the freedom of speech.

It would seem that prohibiting the police from displaying that decal is prohibiting the free exercise of religion and the freedom to speak about it.

Yes, there is the separation or church and state, but in order to do so the supreme court had to interpret the words "establishment of religion" as prohibiting any preference or support for religion.

I think the supreme court is the one making the mistake here, not the police.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: fshrrex
Seriously though



amounts to a violation of separation of church and state

Can you enlighten me on where the supposed separation between church and state is documented? Please? And what is a violation of said law ?



I think it kinda insinuates that the police may feel that they're being representatives of God while they're in uniform and driving around in their "Godmobile". Kinda scary when you think about the "authoritay" they already wield. Do they really need to invoke God too?



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: fshrrex




"IN GOD WE TRUST..." is on our money, but does the religious statement deserve to be on Police cars.


That just reinforces the concept that police aren't here to serve and protect the average citizen, but productive commerce.

I wonder how atheist cops feel about riding around in such a car?





Considering all the issues, problems, and situations a cop encounters each day. Not sure it really comes up much or even when thinking about the day they just had.

Just assume, does my car run, tires good , siren, gun work, have it with me, handcuffs, did I get through the day without taking a life, am I hospitalized, and so on. All things considered it seems like on the top 100 list it's like issue 1000. But maybe not.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: fshrrex

Well we damn sure don't trust the police, so, who cares.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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I can only speak of past experience, but I don't recall those words or similar phrasing on EBT cards...

...I think you have forgotten your personal motto...
"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess is likely to make us do much harm."-Friedrich Hayek

Hard times hit everyone... sooner or later. I hope you continue to stay above the Fray.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: fshrrex




"IN GOD WE TRUST..." is on our money, but does the religious statement deserve to be on Police cars.


That just reinforces the concept that police aren't here to serve and protect the average citizen, but productive commerce.

I wonder how atheist cops feel about riding around in such a car?





why should they feel anything, if they dont believe in it........

Im not offended by people that believe in the tooth fairy.......

Im much more offended by people targeting cops and executing them........

Another Progressive left hit piece meant to stir up discontent to detract away from the REAL issues going on

Manufactured outrage and the usual suspects are taking it hook line and sinker........so predictable
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

It protects your private exercise.

This is a grey area IMO, using gov agency's to promote religions is taking that step to establishing it.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: fshrrex
a reply to: greencmp


I can only speak of past experience, but I don't recall those words or similar phrasing on EBT cards...

...I think you have forgotten your personal motto...
"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess is likely to make us do much harm."-Friedrich Hayek

Hard times hit everyone... sooner or later. I hope you continue to stay above the Fray.



Thank God for government!




posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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why should they feel anything, if they dont believe in it.....


Why should it be a police motto in the first place? Doesn't it suggest that the police riding in that car are endowed with God's blessing in some way?

When the framers of the Constitution established a line between church and state, by prohibiting congress from "establishing" religion, they did so so that no government representative could cloak their authority in divinity. That's exactly what advertising this sentiment on government funded police vehicles does.




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