Little Support For ‘In God We Trust’ at City Council Meeting
January 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Councilmember Lorie Bragg found little support when she asked council to consider reaffirming the national motto “In God We Trust” at a future council meeting.
Councilmember Lorie Bragg asked other members of the Imperial Beach City Council to consider voting yes to reaffirm the nation’s motto “In God We Trust” at a future council meeting. The request came after an email was sent last November to city officials by Jacquie Sullivan, founder of In God We Trust ~ America Inc., and city councilmember in Bakersfield, CA.
Bragg said she had no desire to bring this before the council in order put a sign up in city hall (part of Sullivan’s “patriot” campaign) but rather to reaffirm the national motto.
This comes shortly after the 396-9 House of Representatives reaffirmation in November 2011.
“When you think is this politically correct to bring forward? I guess I thought it was politically incorrect to ignore it,” said Bragg.
Only a few came to speak for and against this subject on the city’s agenda, including long term Imperial Beach residents Miriam Tosupovici, Capt. William Zidbeck and Serge Dedina.
Zidbeck said he was for honoring the national motto and even though he originally came from Panama, said he was a great student of the constitution.
Coming from a sole family survivor of Nazi concentration camps, Tosupovici said with so many atrocities in the world done in the name of God, it is not right to place God and government together.
Dedina said he loves the liberty he sees in Imperial Beach, and when he walks into City Hall, he sees it. Not because of a motto, but because of the state and national flags.
Bragg motioned that the reaffirmation of the national motto “In God We Trust” be brought to a future city council meeting and did not receive a second to her motion. Councilman Brian Bilbray was not present.
“Thank you colleagues. I withdraw my motion,” she said.