Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Words To Live By

The Outrage of the Week from the right is reported by Steve Benen.

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have criticized President Barack Obama for telling an audience in Indonesia last month that the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” is a good summary of the American experience.

The Prayer Caucus, led by U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), wrote to Obama today complaining that he called “E Pluribus Unum” the national motto during a Nov. 10 speech at a university in Jakarta. The national motto, the caucus insists, is actually “In God We Trust.”

But a little digging into history and relayed by Steve M. at NMMNB reveals that both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush stated that “E Pluribus Unum” was our national motto.

Moving right along….