On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives took action on its Concurrent Resolution 13 to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto.

Some argued (Rep. Nadler of NY) that this resolution was a waste of time since no one was paying attention to such a trivial matter, let alone attacking/threatening this motto.

Others (Rep. Smith of TX) argued that: “There are few things Congress could do that would be more important than passing this resolution.”


Really, there are “few” things our legislative branch could be doing that is more important that reaffirming some blatantly Judea-Chrisitian motto that no one is talking about?

Let’s see if we can come up with a short list of other things they could be doing in, say 1 minute:

1. Campaign Finance Reform

2. Gerrymandering Reform

3. Addressing the welfare system

4. Addressing the taxation system for loopholes and inequalities

5. Addressing lobbying interests and influence from K Street

6. Plugging our holes in our cyber infrastructure

7. Addressing wealth disparity

8. Listening to the Occupy Wall Street Protests going on throughout the world

My time is up.  Yes, I actually picked those off the top of my head in one literal minute.

Imagine what we could come up with if we took the same time (30 minutes) used on the House floor for this resolution to think about the problems we’re facing and how to solve them.

Oh, and hey electorate, if the approval rating of Congress is a dismal 9%, STOP ELECTING THE SAME PEOPLE OVER AND OVER to the body. Let’s try electing people not entrenched in the stagnant and polarized 2-party monopoly.


P.S. Sorry about the lack of my usual decorum; the ludicrousness of Congress is just too much to handle sometimes.