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Forum Post: E pluribus unum %?

Posted 5 years ago on June 27, 2012, 11:08 p.m. EST by brightonsage (4494)
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I checked several coins in my pocket (yes, I am one of the fortunate few that still has a few coins in my pocket) and on them is the motto of the United States of America, "E pluribus unum." And on all of them that I checked, that is what it looked like. Not one of them, no matter what the date was, ended with "%." This motto was on the Great Seal adopted officially in 1782, and in the opinion of many, it served the country well.

But suddenly, with absolutely no hint of misconduct or scandal on the part of this motto, in 1956, another alternative motto was adopted as a reaction to Communism, "In God We Trust".

I would say now, as I did at the time that "this is silly."

But, on further reflection, if that was the cause of the fall of Communism. adding it to our money when it was replaced, seems like much better investment than we have made in the Wars on Terror and on Drugs.

Cost, hardly anything. Benefit,:only China and possibly Cuba are nominally calling themselves Communists but are more likely to use "Socialist" and functionally, they have adopted most of the better aspects of socialism and have moderated many of the worst aspects of Communism.

So, if changing the motto was that effective, we should consider changing it whenever we are threatened with something bad as an alternative to real or phoney war.

There reason I checked my money was that I was afraid that it had already been used by the wealthyist against the rest of us by slipping the % symbol in at the end. "From many, one %." It would account for how we have suffered the devastating loss to the 99% that has occurred. "They must have infiltrated the US mints and switched the dies and plates that make our money," I thought. Apparently this hasn't happened. Aha, an opportunity.

It seems like we should start a campaign to change back to a form of our original motto, E pluribus unum pro rata, that is "From many, one, proportionally".

In this way, we will return to fairness again, and do it very cheaply. We just have to do it before the guys who have nearly beaten us into total submission, switch to E pluribus unum %. Game on.

Isn't this so much easier than drafting, passing, and ratifying a Constitutional amendment?

(And getting my tongue removed from my cheek, is truly insignificant.)

Are you ready?



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[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 5 years ago

E pluribus unum means "Out of the many billions of coins, you have one."

And as we also know on the $1000 bill is printed "E pluribus non" which means "out of the many trillions of dollars, you have none."

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

Very good. Thanks.

[-] 0 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 5 years ago

Ha, yes, why didn't George W Bush think of that. It would have been so much simpler to just change our pennies to say, "Terrorists are bad, m'kay?"

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

Would have saved a ton of money and a ton of lives. Of course the contractors we owed their checks.

But fool me once shame,,,ahhh shame on, on me. Fool me twice....Fool, ....well we just can't get fooled again. GWB