They already had the law on their side, now the Sherriff’s Department in Stone County, Missouri is appealing to a higher authority to help fight crime. That’s because the Sherriff released a statement proudly announcing a new addition to the department’s squad cars; a decal with the slogan “In God We Trust.”
The statement on their Facebook page says;
“I am proud to announce that all of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles now have “In God we trust” on the back. This became our National Motto in 1956 and is on all of our currency. There has been no better time than now to proudly display our National Motto!”
Heretics and infidels will cower in fear when they see these police cruisers coming at them! However some nonbelievers are getting their impure panties in a bunch and opening their sin holes to complain. Nathan Belden wrote in response to the almighty decals;
“Very simple and ill state for the record, I’m not offended that these decals exist, IT’S INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, it’s a violation of church and state. You are showing preference to a religion, how is this such a mystery? Any individual, for profit, nonprofit or any other organization can do as they please. Not a sheriff in any county can decide with or without approval(they don’t have the authority either) to do this.”
What is everyone all worked up about this time? After all as the Sherriff says isn’t “In God We Trust” already all over our money? Who could possibly be stoking the fires of derision and divisiveness and pitting man against his fellow man? Who could it be?
The Sheriff’s Department says that no tax money was used in the purchasing of the decals and that they were donated by a local business.
The original images of the police vehicles with reference to the ultimate policeman emblazed on them have already gone viral with believers, skeptics and constitutionalists arguing all sides.
Break Question Of The Day: Should the Sheriff’s Department keep the “In God We Trust” decals on their vehicles, or is this a violation of the separation of church and state?
Follow Phil Haney on Twitter @PhilHaney