Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House reaffirms 'In God We Trust' as US motto

Congress may not do too much correctly but they got this one right. The House reaffirmed the nation's motto is " In God we trust ". The resolution was needed because President Obama had once called "E pluribus unum" the national motto, and the Latin phrase meaning "from many one" was engraved in the new Capitol Visitors Center until Congress ordered that it be corrected.

The key to this is " God " is not listed as any one religion or Deity, rather a belief that we are all can hold belief in a high power than ourselves. The Atheists have protested this but as with any one group, they can hold their belief without it having to effect everyone else. There is no way to satisfy all but in this case, we have reaffirmed the belief of the majority.

I am glad to see this resolution as it is needed in times like this - too many have lost faith and it is what keep us going. Faith in ourselves, our country and our God.


House reaffirms 'In God We Trust' as US motto
11/02/11
WASHINGTON (AP)
— The House on Tuesday passed a non-binding resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., supports and encourages the motto's display in all public schools and government buildings. It was approved 396-9, with 2 abstentions.

Forbes said the resolution was needed because President Obama had once called "E pluribus unum" the national motto, and the Latin phrase meaning "from many one" was engraved in the new Capitol Visitors Center until Congress ordered that it be corrected.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called the resolution a meaningless distraction from the nation's real problems. "Nobody is threatening the national motto," he said.

"In God We Trust" first appeared on U.S. coins during the Civil War in 1864. It officially became the national motto in 1956 and began appearing on paper currency the following year.

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