Of all the stupid mistakes the Mint could make, it had to be the deletion of "In God We Trust" from the edge of the dollar coins.
It appears our secular progressive friends at the U.S. mint have done it again.
The very same people who couldn't explain how thousands of George Washington dollar coins managed to leave the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia without "In God We Trust" stamped on the edge have goofed again.
The Associated Press reported today that new dollar coins featuring John Adams are missing edge inscriptions including "In God We Trust," according to the Professional Coin Grading Service, a rare coin authentication company.
The Mint made the same "mistake" with the George Washington dollar coins earlier this year.
Take heart, coin collectors. The Mint has 40 more chances to get it right as it continues to roll out four presidential coins a year until it puts all the presidential likenesses on coins. That gives the Mint until 2016 to get it right.
The Mint's credibility is a bit strained. Two coins released this year. Two blunders so far.
And of all the stupid mistakes the Mint and its high-paid inspectors could make, it had to be the deletion of "In God We Trust" from the edge of the dollar coins.
The Mint has already come under fire for delegating "In God We Trust" to the edge of coins instead of the traditional placement of the National Motto on the face of the coins. The 2007 debut of the "Godless dollars" marks the first time since 1866 that the National Motto does not appear on the front or back of American dollar coins.
The Mint "has heard about these reports (of the defective Adams' coins) and is looking into them," Jana Prewitt, a spokeswoman for the agency, told the Associated Press.
In addition to missing "In God We Trust," the defective Washington dollar coins were also released without "E Pluribus Unum" and the year and mint mark.
After the initial "godless dollars" were discovered, the Mint pledged to double its monitoring efforts and closely monitor the striking process.
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
What do you think? Another example of how the secular left is working to remove all Judeo-Christian symbols from the United States or another example of government incompetence?
Tony Phyrillas is a leading conservative political columnist and blogger based in Pennsylvania. He is a veteran journalist with 25 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist for several newspapers. Phyrillas received recognition for column writing in 2010 from the Associated Press Managing Editors, in 2007 from Suburban Newspapers of America and in 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter. A graduate of Penn State University, Phyrillas is the city editor and political columnist for The Mercury, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper in Pottstown, Pa. In addition to The Mercury website (www.pottsmerc.com), his columns are featured on more than a dozen political websites and blogs. Phyrillas is a frequent guest (and occasional host) on talk radio and has been a panelist on the "Journalists Roundtable" public affairs TV program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Phyrillas was named one of the '10 Leading Greek-American Bloggers in the World' in 2007 by Odyssey: The World of Greece magazine. BlogNetNews.com ranked Phyrillas the Most Influential Political Blogger in Pennsylvania for three consecutive years (2007-2010). You can follow Phyrillas on Twitter @TonyPhyrillas