Texas Police Chief Adrian Garcia, had a request by the Freedom From Religion Foundation asking for the Childress Police Department to remove the motto ‘In God We Trust’ from all of his department’s police cruisers. His response below is pithy and priceless:
After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of Nation’s motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite.
— Respectfully, Chief Adrian Garcia
Right on, Chief Garcia! Way to tell ’em!
Chief Garcia posted the pithy and hilarious response on the Childress Police Department’s Facebook page late Monday evening:
According to abc7amarillo, the motto is “now plastered on the back of every Childress police car in town, a controversial decal reading: “In God We Trust”. Police Chief Adrian Garcia said those four simple words act as a tribute to honor fallen law enforcement officers everywhere.
‘That was my intent not just here in Childress, but all around,’ Garcia said. ‘What a profound statement: In God we Trust.’
And many members of the Childress community agree, Garcia said the local support has been overwhelming.”
It sure is refreshing to see an American standing up for what is right. We at The Real Side thank Chief Garcia and wish him well in his fight to keep the motto on his cruisers.
Photo credit: abc7amarillo