A "GODLESS" MAIL SERVICE

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  1. WonderingOne

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    You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say "IN GOD WE TRUST."
    The law, they say, is being violated. It's something silly about electioneering posters. (Is God running for office?)
    Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show, that we all write "IN GOD WE 'TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our national motto, and it's on all the money we use to buy those stamps. I think it is a wonderful idea.

    We must take back our nation from all the people that think that anything that offends them should be removed.

    If you like this idea, please pass it on, and DO IT.... The idea of writing or stamping "IN GOD WE TRUST" on our envelopes sounds good to me. I'M HAVING MY STAMP MADE TODAY!
    It has been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance.
    Could it be that we just need to take action and tell the 14% to sit down and shut up?
     
  2. Johnv

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    Nope, haven't heard. Could you post a link to a credible news source, so the rest of us could read about it? Much thanks.
     
  3. Sky

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    I googled, here is what I found:

     
  4. Johnv

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    Okay, so it's not a matter of being a "Godless" mail service, or being forced to take down the motto. It's a matter of the USPS asserting its right to choose to disply the motto in the manner of its choosing.

    The office Cut and Shoot, Texas should comply, remove the unautorized poster, and follow the authorized display chosen by the USPS.

    Also, I don't support a Constitutional Amendment protecting the pledge or motto. Such an amendment would make it impossible, except by another amendment, to change the motto or pledge in the future if we choose to (the pladge has been changed several times in its existence). Since the Pledge and Motto are currently Constitutional, an amendment is a frivolous use of the amendment process. You think we'd have learned that after the 18th amendment.
     
  5. Baptist Believer

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    This is completely off topic, but I rarely see Cut and Shoot, Texas in the news. [​IMG]

    I'm originally from that region of Texas and am very familiar with the town (located on State Highway 105 for those of you with maps).

    According to what a friend of mine told me (a native of Cut and Shoot), the town got its name from the aftermath of a business meeting at the local Baptist church. Apparently there was a great controversy within the congregation and the business meeting got unruly. Members left the meeting and returned with guns to settle the issue. :eek:

    Ah, yet another example of Baptists sharing the joy of Jesus! :rolleyes: [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Here's some references:

    http://www.usacitiesonline.com/txcountycutandshoot.htm

    This town was named in 1912 after a violent confrontation. Versions of the story may differ, but it is basically about a dispute over the church steeple. There was only one church and when the new steeple was being designed, there were issues over who would be allowed to preach in the new church and also over some land claims by members. When one of the "banned" preachers arrived with his followers to preach, they found the doors locked. The "anti's" also arrived and arguments and name-calling occurred. Both groups had concealed weapons, but they weren't used. At one point, a young boy near the church yelled out, “I am scared! I am going to “cut’’ around the corner and “shoot” through the bushes in a minute!” Those who heard him remembered his words and adopted Cut and Shoot as the town’s name. Both sides were fined for disturbing the peace and assault and the dispute smoldered between a few of the participants for over a year. In a trial between two of the men, the judge asked where the incident had taken place. The witness replied, "I suppose you would call it the place where they had the cuttin' and shootin' scrape."

    See also:

    http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/hlc65.html
     
  6. Johnv

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    BB, Thanks for sharing that. I wasn't quite sure what to think. I imagined a long strech of road with two signs. One that reads "Now entering Cut and Shoot" and one that reads "Now leaving Cut and Shoot". :D
     
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    [TexasTwang]Ain't Cut 'n Shoot just down the road a piece from Dime Box?[/Texas Twang]
     
  8. WonderingOne

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    quoted from JohnV
    John, I agree with your assessment. This was sent to me in an email, and I am guilty of not doing the research on it. [​IMG] Writing the phrase on the envelope just sounded like a good idea to me, and I thought I'd share it with all of you. :rolleyes:
     

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