Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck Looks Like A Fool Discussing ‘In God We Trust’ (Video)

hasselbeck-god-we-trustI always love the old “In God We Trust” debate, as it’s a surefire way to expose just how little someone knows about our nation’s history. I can’t count how many times I’ve come across a conservative who thinks this motto is somehow tied to our Constitution and our Founding Fathers. The truth is, “In God We Trust” has absolutely nothing to do with the founding of this nation, those who founded it or, really, much to do with our nation’s history at all.

“In God We Trust” wasn’t put on any form of currency until 1864, and it wasn’t adopted as our national motto until 1956 in a strange sort of response to the threat of communism. Because nothing says “we can defeat the nuclear armed Soviets” quite like declaring a national motto.

Well, recently some slight controversy arose when the ACLU pressured Ridgewood Middle School in Louisiana to remove the motto from campus claiming it was a violation of the First Amendment. The principle of the school temporarily removed it, but after a fairly large outcry by some students the motto was placed back on campus.

At the time local pastor Joey Ketchum said, “It’s printed on our money. And when our forefathers started this country, ‘In God We Trust,’ they were talking about Jehovah God.”

Again, our Founding Fathers had nothing to do with the motto. That’s really one of the biggest problems many conservative Christians have when it comes to religion and this country – most seem completely unaware that there’s not a single mention of Christianity anywhere in the Constitution. Pastor Ketchum clearly believes “In God We Trust” harkens back to the days of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin – even though it doesn’t.

Naturally, Fox News decided to bring Ketchum on to discuss the situation, with Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck agreeing with the pastor that the phrase should remain displayed on school campus.

“If it is good for the money it should be good enough for the sign. A lot of people feel that way,” Hasselbeck said.

“It’s a job well done by the students there,” she continued. “If it’s good enough for our money, it’s good enough for our school sign.”

What the heck does any of that gibberish even mean? What does something being printed on our money have to do with whether or not religious text being displayed on a public school campus is Constitutional? The two literally have nothing to do with one another.

But it sounds great, doesn’t it? And that’s all conservatives really care about – what sounds good to them.

See, a real news network might have mentioned to the good pastor that “In God We Trust” has nothing to do with our Founding Fathers or our Constitution, and it wasn’t adopted as our national motto until 1956. You know, pointing out those things called “facts.” But as we all know, Fox isn’t really a news network, it’s just conservative entertainment. That’s all this segment was – nothing but right-wing entertainment to feed the masses who watch the network, blindly believing anything that they’re told.

Watch the segment below via Fox News by way of Raw Story:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Clintoris

    She is so smoking hot as are 95% of the ladies on FOX.

    • v2787

      That’s part of the Fox plan–hire hot women with no brains, souls, or human decency. The mouth breathing viewers of that network don’t care about facts, but they sure can be entertained by good looking blondes. It’s all style and no substance over at Fox, folks.

    • Camille Field

      Is that why you watch it? Looks aren’t everything, they are to stupid!

    • Jose Lopez Maldonado

      skeletal remains are hot to you? smfh

      • TheICTShamus

        bwahahaha “skeletal remains”

      • Bonnie

        Made me laugh!

    • Stephen Herbertson

      So, “boobs good”, “real information bad”? Lame.

    • Shinjo Dun

      Which has nothing to do with her inability to actually do what her job is, or rather what she presents her job as being.

    • Dan

      Until they open their mouths and start talking………..

    • A Olson

      You must also be smoking something, Clint!

    • Yes and sadly, 100 percent of them are just plain dumb. They’re really stupid and i wonder if they have functioning brains at all.

  • Bonta-kun

    Joey Ketchum.

    Who’d’a thunk it, eh.

    The more sensible son in the Ketchum family is actually ASH.

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  • Paul Julian Gould

    Gee… the Eye of Providence is at the top of the pyramid on the back of the buck… The conspiracy freaks would lose their cookies were that symbol to be over the front door of the school, but hey… it’s good enough for the money, right?

  • Carey Perkins

    Principal, not principle.

  • Imma Commenter

    “A lot of people feel that way”

    And a lot don’t, which is why we have separation of church & state.

    Why oh why couldn’t you have contracted malaria when you were on Survivor?

  • Just can’t believe PEOPLE still watch Fox News. Like what the fuck?? This is evolution in reverse mode

  • Doug Kuhn

    i think ” one nation , free for all “

  • Edward Huguenin

    The Republican Party endangered by new strain of fact-resistant

  • Jeff Spencer

    I agree that Fox news is ridiculous. With that being said though the motto has been in place on coins for over 100 years regardless of when it was adopted as a national motto. This nation was better off when it was held in higher reguard. Everyone that could work did and people didn’t make a point of killing each other in utero with no reguard for human life. Most people fighting this don’t realize that when people put God first that’s probably why they are alive instead of in a medical waste dump somewhere.

    • according to the bible, that “killing each other in utero” has been around thousands of years, way longer, and no one had an issue with it…..