US coin policy. That changed yesterday when Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Virginia Beach stated "I will not take God off our coins." His reference, of course, is to our motto "In God We Trust," which appears on all US coins.
Not to be outdone, the Obama campaign quickly responded by stating that "Romney’s implication that Democrats ever suggested removing religious references from the currency was extreme and untrue."
I have written about the motto In God we Trust on my website and have spoken about In God We Trust on youtube. Many Christians have objected to the motto including Teddy Roosevelt who stated, "My own feeling in the matter is due to my very firm conviction that to put such a motto on coins, or to use it in any kindred manner, not only does no good but does positive harm, and is in effect irreverence, which comes dangerously close to sacrilege."
As I have said before, I know of no church service where the minister says "Let us pray. Please take out your Jefferson nickel." Do Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama really need the motto to practice their religion? Or are they merely trying to score political points.
We now know the Romney and Obama position on "In God We Trust." Hopefully in the near future, we will learn their views on other coin features such as "e pluribus unum" or the reeded edge.
What do you think? Please comment!