• Petitioned U.S. Congress

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U.S. Congress

Make non-binding resolutions illegal

    1. Petition by

      Lesley Shure

      Boerne, TX

The U.S. Congress just wasted taxpayer funds and precious time passing the non-binding resolution to keep "In God We Trust" as the national motto, having done the same only five years ago. Ignoring the need to deal with our horrible economy and the lives being destroyed by increasing poverty, both taxpayer dollars and precious time were wasted on this, a document that carries no weight, means nothing, makes no jobs, and helps no one. Other non-binding resolutions are equally qualified as "waste, fraud, and abuse", though the Office of Inspector General doesn't seem interested. They waste taxpayer dollars and Congress' preciously limited time (though they find plenty of time for fundraising, too, while avoiding jobs bills and economic recovery action). They assert some belief for the sake of election votes while providing no objective way to prove such potentially fraudulent beliefs. And, they abuse the taxpayers who are mandated by law to pay for such excesses. This needs to stop.

Recent signatures


    1. Congress: Still wasting time at our expense!

      Lesley Shure
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks, all, for your signatures on the petition to legally impede Congress's time-wasting technique of interrupting real business to make NONBINDING RESOLUTIONS! They might as well be playing patty cake as making nonbinding resolutions!

      That said, we could get more signatures with your help. I'm limited by disabilty and could really use your efforts to tweet, add to Facebook, and otherwise get the word out. It's a small thing, perhaps, in the grand scale of tamng Congress, but sometimes, the most important things start with the smallest, precedent setting, steps.

      Happy Thanksgiving, and may we see this petition reach a tipping point before the holiday weekend is over!


    2. Please post to FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Everywhere Else

      Lesley Shure
      Petition Organizer

      I'm not the savviest of internet users, so please help get the word out. This petition depends on you! That's real grassroots!

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Edward Delauter MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Congress should have better things to do wih their time, like fixing our failing economy.

    • Walter Plywaski BOULDER, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a survivor of the Shoah, this kind of religiosity's strutting in public reminds me that it was highly prevalent throughout Nazi Germany during the Holocaust and best illustrated by their military belt buckles with the equivalent sloan of "Gott mit Uns!", i.e. "God is with us!"

      Ex "native" of Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz and Dachau

    • Joan Denoo SPOKANE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Replace "In god we trust" with

      "Out of many, one,"


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