Do NOT Pass Bill 293 - "In GOD We Trust"
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Do NOT Pass Bill 293 - "In GOD We Trust"

    1. Petition by

      Kim Rippere

      Duluth, GA

 

Senate Bill 293 is in the prefile stage and would, if passed, require extra fees to the state government to have diety specific language removed from license plates in Georgia.

 

SB 293 would include “In God We Trust” on each license plate. Having this removed would require an extra fee. This bill is in direct violation of each citizen First Amendments rights. The separation of church and state is a fundamental right that all US citizens have to protect us and our ability to practice the religion of our choosing without governmental interference.

 

In choosing GOD over other dieties, forces, and no diety; the government is choosing Christianity over other religions. As the US Constitution and related precedents hold; this is a violation of the separation of church and state. This is no different than having the license plate state, “In Allah We Trust”. The government shall not promote one religion over another.

By: Senators Heath of the 31st, Rogers of the 21st, Tippins of the 37th, and Hill of the 4th

Senator Bill Heath, District 31
Email: billheath@billheath.net, bill.heath@senate.ga.gov
Phone: (404) 656-3943
Fax: (404) 463-4161
Legislative Assistant: Allison Beasley - allison.beasley@senate.ga.gov

Senator Chip Rogers, District 21
Email: chiprogers21@comcast.net , chip.rogers@senate.ga.gov
Phone: (404) 463-1378
Fax: (404) 657-9887
Legislative Assistant: Susan Henry - susan.henry@senate.ga.gov

Senator Lindsey Tippins, District 37
Email: lindsey.tippins@senate.ga.gov
Phone: (404) 657-0406
Fax: (404) 657-0459
Legislative Assistant: Kathleen Cominski - kathleen.cominski@senate.ga.gov

Senator Jack Hill, District 4
Email: jack.hill@senate.ga.gov
Phone: (404) 656-5038
Fax: (404) 657-7094
Legislative Assistant: Angela Touhy - angela.touhy@senate.ga.gov

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Referred to Finance Committee

      Kim Rippere
      Petition Organizer

      The "In God We Trust" senate bill in Georgia has been referred to the Finance Committee. To contact Finance Committee members use the link below. We have over 500 signatures on the petition! Let your friends and family know about this petition.

      Also, early next week I will be contacting each Senator on this committee and linking to the petition. The more signatures the better.

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • john barron SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      they have no right to enforce god into the citizens in Georgia, everyone has a choice

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    • Karen Haven BRUNSWICK, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe there should be a separation of church and state and no citizen should be required to have "In God We Trust" on their vehicle, nor should s/he have to pay extra to have it removed. As is my right according to the First Amendment, I do not follow a Christian based religion and I do NOT want "In God We Trust" on my tag. I should not be penalized for asserting that right in the form of additional fees to have it removed. I would appreciate it if you would not force your religious beliefs down my throat.

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    • Kathy Brooke SMYRNA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Church/state separation. E Pluribus Unum is our national motto.

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    • Russ Painter TARENTUM, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Using government money to spread religion is clearly illegal.

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    • David Dilley MAYSVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no need in this, no reason for it. Waste of money, and unconstitutional to charge a fee to get a tag without religious messages. Why aren't we doing things like creating jobs?!!!!

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