Originally Posted by Achilles
WASHINGTON — A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his way, Congress will spend nearly $100,000 to engrave the words "In God We Trust " and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent spots at the Capitol Visitor Center.
In a time when we are in an economic crisis, spending taxpayer's money on something so insignificant as carving a quote is foolish. That alone should defeat the motion, but if there are people who would be offended by it; then all the more reason NOT to do it. They are public spaces and should not be carved up with public funding.
It is clearly stated that state and religion must be kept separate. In some cases it's not true, but this should be followed to keep the barrier between these two from being breached.