Sheriff Tells Atheists Where to Go: But Can They?


Is there anything that won’t upset an atheist?

Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke believes the phrase he added to his patrol cars is very important.

That’s why it only took him one word to reply when a group of atheists sent a two-page letter to the Tennessee lawman telling him that they wanted him to remove “In God We Trust” decals from the department’s 20 patrol cars.

Needless to say the atheists panties are in a big wad today. They, with the help of the ACLU and a gaggle of Leftist organizations, have been trying get “In God We Trust” off our money for decades.


So far they’ve failed. Another term of Democrats in the White House and we’d probably see an executive order removing it from our national life. Or replaced with “In Mohammed We Trust.”

But the good sheriff of Henderson County wasn’t about to cave in.

“NO,” Duke wrote back in big, bold letters.

Sheriff Duke is being supported not only by his department, but by the residents of Henderson County. In fact, sheriff’s all across the nation are doing the same thing.

“There has been no better time than now to proudly display our national motto,” Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County, Mo., told the Stone County Chronicle. “I’m very humbled at the amount of support behind it.”

“Right now it seems like in our country law enforcement has been painted with a brush that we’re bad guys,” Bay County, Fla., Sheriff Frank McKeithen told the Washington Post. “So I was trying to think of something that might set a fire to our guys. We want to be proud and we want people to be proud of us, and we know we’re better than how people portray us.”

Good for these sheriffs and let’s hope it catches on with more departments.

About Author

Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.


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