On my morning rounds of websites this morning, I came across a blurb on Steve Benen's blog about that dumb vote yesterday on the national motto. In the post, Steve put up a roll call of the vote. I always click on these to see how my rep voted, and while doing so, I noted that there was one Republican that voted no.


Justin Amash represents Michigan's 3rd congressional district and apparently puts up an explanation for all his votes up on Facebook

The fear that unless "In God We Trust" is displayed throughout the government, Americans will somehow lose their faith in God, is a dim view of the profound religious convictions many citizens have. The faith that inspired many of the Founders of this country—the faith I practice—is stronger than that. Trying to score political points with unnecessary resolutions should not be Congress's priority. I voted no. It passed 396-9-2.

(Bold done by me)


Alsotoo, Justin Amash is one of the teatards that was swept into congress in the last midterm election, and is only 30 years old. (He's kinda cute.)

Here is a fox news video from yesterday (looks like) of him talking about OWS. (I can't embed it for some reason)

Again, this guy manages to not sound like he's a tard. Pretty impressive coming from the teaparty crowd.

From the little bit of searching that I have done this morning, I'd say that the nor luap crowd have adopted his cause. So who knows what kind of future he's got coming his way.

Might be worth keeping an eye on him.

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