No need to get upset about a religious ad
I would like to respond to a letter in the July 9 Everybody’s Column titled, “Time to bring back ‘E pluribus unum.’ ” The writer stated that “he and his companions were offended the The News would print such an ad, even though it was paid for.” He was referring to the July 4 ad that had numerous religious quotes from many historical people from our past.
The writer made reference to our First Amendment, but alas, he failed to quote the rest, which states, “the Constitution prohibits impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.”
Therefore, my suggestion is that since The News has the right to print it and the sponsors of the ad have the right to purchase the space, then the writer and his companions have the greatest “right” of all – don’t read it.
Concerning their objection to the motto “In God We Trust” and their desire to bring back “E pluribus unum,” great news: They only have to look at our money, because both mottos are on our coins and paper bills.