Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A new President

Congratulations to our newly elected President Obama.

I have lots of questions about his readiness and qualifications to be the President but only his performance will deliver the answers.

I will trust in God.

Incidently, there was a rumor that our new Dollar Coin did not have "In God We Trust." It was incorrect. Here's the real story:

According to the U.S. Mint, an unknown number of new one-dollar George Washington coins (at least 50,000 of them, by one estimate) were erroneously struck without the motto "In God We Trust" and found their way into the batch of 300 million issued on February 15, 2007. A rumor began circulating soon afterward to the effect that the religious slogan, which has been a standard inscription on U.S. coins since 1938 and the national motto since 1956, was intentionally omitted from the entire run of one-dollar coins. The rumor is false, though it remains unclear whether it was inspired by the minting error or the fact that the newly designed coin, properly manufactured, bears the inscription "In God We Trust" on its outer edge instead of its face, per the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005.