Tuesday, January 18, 2011


On December 6, 2010, the following letter was sent to President BO:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write today in response to a speech given on November 10, 2010, at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, in which you stated “But I believe that the history of both America and Indonesia should give us hope. It is a story written into our national mottos. In the United States, our motto is E pluribus unum – out of many one…our nations show that hundreds of millions who hold different beliefs can be united in freedom under one flag..”

E pluribus unum is not our national motto. In 1956, Congress passed and President Eisenhower approved the law establishing ‘In God We Trust” as the official national motto of the United States. This motto is also referenced in our national anthem and is engraved on our coins and currency.

Additionally, during three separate events this fall, when quoting from the Declaration of Independence, you mentioned that we have inalienable rights, but consistently failed to mention the source of the rights. The declaration of Independence definitively recognizes God, our Creator, as the source of our rights. Omitting the word “Creator” once was a mistake, but twice establishes a pattern.

In your speech in Indonesia, you mentioned being unified under one flag. The Pledge of Allegiance to our flag says that we are “one nation under God.” As President of the United States, you are our representative t the rest of the world. By misrepresenting thins as foundational as the Declaration of Independence and our national motto, you are not only doing a disservice to the people you represent, you are casting aside an integral part of American society.

John Adams said, “It is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” If Adams was right, by making these kinds of statements to the rest of the world, you are removing one of the cornerstones of our secure freedom. If we pull the thread of religious conviction out of the marketplace of ideas, we unravel the tapestry of freedom that birthed America.

As members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bi-partisan group of 68 members of the United States House of Representatives, we are dedicated to preserving America’s religious heritage and protecting our religious liberty. We respectively request that you issue a correction to the speech you gave, as it does not accurately reflect America and serves to undercut an important part of our history. We are willing to meet with you to discuss this further if you would like. As President Ronald Reagan warned, “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”


J. Randy Forbes (VA-04)
Paul Broun (GA-10)
John Shadegg (AZ-03)
Mike McIntyre (NC-7)
Steve King (IA-05)
Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
Donald Manzullo (IL-16)
Joseph Pitts (PA-16)
Gregg Harper (MS-03)
Robert Aderholt (AL-04)
Glenn Thompson (PA-05)
Jeff Miller (FL-01)
John Boozman (AR-03)
David Reichert (WA-03)
Jason Chaffetz (UT-03
Jim Jordan (OH-04)
Steve Austria (OH-07)
Mike Pence (IN-06)
Cathy Morris Rodgers (WA-05)
Scott Garrett (NJ-05)
Joe Wilson (SC-02)
Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
John Kline (MN-02)
Phil roe (TN-01)
Peter Roskam (IL-06)
John Carter (TX-31)
K. Michael Conway (TX-11)
W. Todd Akin (MO-02)
Zach Wamp (TN-03)
Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)
Todd Tiahrt (KS-04
Robert Wittman (VA-01)
Vernon Ehlers (MI-03)
Tom Price (GA-06)
Spencer Bachus (AL-06)
Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06)
Mike Rogers (AL-03)
Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11)
Trent Franks (AZ-02)
Phil Gingrey (GA-11)
Michele Bachmann (MN-06)

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Teresa said...

Obama's lack of knowledge is stunning. It looks like he's trying to ignore God and take him out of our motto also. That is unconscionable!

Scotty said...

I don't think it's lack of knowledge, I think he makes a conscience effort to make points like these.

Of all the things Obama is, I don't think he's a dummy. We can't underestimate him....

Susannah said...


Leticia said...

Yep, every word is absolutely true. I got an e-mail on this a while back.

I don't think Obama got the message he is too much of a dunce.

David Wyatt said...

Excellent bro. Joe.

It looks like the US House is trying to correct him on another front today!

BetteJo said...

I would love to know if BO ever responded.

Lone Ranger said...

It is doubtful whether he even saw this letter. I think his inner circle tends to keep bad news from him.

As far as the Indonesian flag goes, raising the separatist flag in West Papua can get you thrown in prison or shot.

Once again, Obama sides with Muslim despots.

ablur said...

Great Letter.

Restoring America will take everyone with a clue to help all those who don't.