Presidential Republican candidate Ben Carson told the Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia, on Oct. 11 that he would fight the PC police.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carson stated:
A lot of people have said to me: "Why are you willing to get into this fray when you had such a wonderful career and reputation and you were blessed financially and you could just sit back and relax?"
Well, I’ll tell you why: it’s because America is worth saving. If that means getting into a war with the PC police, I’m ready to fight that war. And I hope you will join me.
RawStory.com notes that Carson said later in his speech:
The Pledge of Allegiance to our flag says we are one nation under God. Many courtrooms in the land on the wall it says “In God We Trust.” Every coin in our pocket, every bill in our wallet says “In God We Trust.”
So if it’s in our founding documents, it’s in our pledges, in our courts and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that? In medicine it’s called schizophrenia, and I, for one, am simply not willing to kick God to the curb.
“In God We Trust” became the U.S. motto in 1956 and replaced “E pluribus unum,” the original motto from 1782.
“In God We Trust” was added to coins in 1864, and on paper money in 1957, while the phrase "Under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, notes RawStory.com.