Nov 3 2008

Refuse money? Are you nuts?!

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This simple action will make a strong statement.

Please help do this..Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The lady just smiled and said 'way to go' , so she had read this e -mail. Please help out...our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!

U.S.Government to Release New Dollar Coins

You guessed it
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!


Together we can force them out of circulation.

Please send to all on your mailing list!!!

This is the biggest waste of time useless fear montering crap I've ever read. Don't you have enything MORE important to protest? Starving children? Dying soldiers? Government waste and corruption?

So let me see if I understand this.

You want me to waste money by refusing to use dollar coins that are:

  1. More durable which means less waste
  2. Less counterfitable - which means less fraud
  3. Already Minted - which means they have already been paid for.

Just because they don't have the words "In God we Trust" on them? And "Together we can force them out of circulation?" Full of ourselves aren't we? The only way to force a COIN out of circulation is to put them in a jug and not spend them. Once minted, coins stay in circulation until they are DESTROYED.

It would seem you have not read your bible or your history books enough today.

The motto of the United states was supposed to be "E pluibus Unum" - From many, one. "In God We trust" was the UNOFFICIAL motto of the US adopted in 1864 (by the Secretary of the Treasury at the time) and first appeared on the money in that year. It has been in contention EVER SINCE. Including several periods where it wasn't on the money at all. Strangely, every time we go to war it comes back.

It did not appear on paper money until 1956 when Congress in an effort to combat global Communism (don't beleive me? look it up!) added the line to piss off the Russians and the Chinese who had rejected all religion.

But never fear, unobservant one, this coin has your much beloved phrase INSCRIBED ON THE EDGE. yep, for the first time the edge-incused inscriptions found on Presidential $1 Coins include the year of minting or issuance, "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint mark.

But my beef with this lies with the idea that MONEY must be dedicated to God. It is already his, and nothing we say or do can take it away from him. He owns it, we just take care of it. We take care of it through taxes, charity, good works, good stewardship and supporting our churches. The COINS belong to the government. ("Render unto Caesar" Remember?) and what they do with it doesn't bother me a bit. In fact the less church I have in my government is less government I have in my church. If you keep pushing God into the halls of government, pretty soon, the government will be running your Church! They run everything else.

Don't sniffle and pount and call the governemnt Godless, it isn't Godless as long as you elect leaders of good and proven character. I don't care how my leaders worship, who they worship, or whether they worship at all as long as they don't tell me how to worship or force me to beleive like they do. Everything else is none of my (or their) business.

Lead. Work for the common good. Do the right thing. Don't be an ass, a hipocrite, a greedy bastard, or a liar. And I guarantee I'll vote for you whether you want mindless slogans on the money or not.