In God We Trust?
September 15, 2008, 9:11 am
Filed under: Election 2008, John McCain, McCain | Tags: , ,

Okay. I can understand Sarah Palin not realizing that the Pledge of Allegiance wasn’t around at the founding of the nation, but someone needs to tell McCain that the phrase, “In God We Trust,” wasn’t put on our money until the Civil War. Equally so, the founding father’s were keen not to include strict Judeo-Christian values into our government.

Issues of a secular concern need to be removed from religious influence. Ethics and social mores can be influenced by one’s religious teachings, but it is important that we not substitute religious dogma for public policy.

I also am always intrigued by McCain’s very uncomfortable public demeanor. He doesn’t deal well with uncomfortable experiences and often seems rather machine like in his response. The height of this awkwardness comes out fully when he stands next to the podium when Sarah Palin is speaking. Watching him with his wife was equally as painful. His body language is extremely practiced and “put on” while his facial expressions seem to show that he is feeling in contradiction to what is being said.

I guess I will keep my eyes peeled.


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