Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

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  1. PositronWildhawk profile image76
    PositronWildhawkposted 5 years ago

    Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No. It was put there by our forefathers for one reason and one reason only. Because "In God they did trust." So sad so many people see it differently these days.

    1. M. T. Dremer profile image92
      M. T. Dremerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In god we trust was not added to currency by the U.S. Forefathers. It was added to coins in the 1860s and paper money in the 1950s. The original motto was 'e pluribus unum' or "Out of many, one".

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I just have to ask a counter question(s). The statement is "In God WE trust". Is the "WE" suppose to represent the people of America or the founding politicians of our country? If it is suppose to represent the founding politicians then I see no reason to get rid of it (even though a couple of them were blatantly atheist). However if that "WE" is suppose to represent the citizens of the United States of America then it should go. You can't represent an entire population when it comes to any religion. It would be like putting "In Republicans (or Democrats) we trust". This would only represent a portion of Americans, so it shouldn't be there.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    Yes, it should be removed from U.S. currency. The first amendment to the constitution states that citizens shall have freedom of religion and the government shall not establish a national religion. While the term 'god' is vague enough to include multiple religions, it doesn't include all beliefs and is therefore in violation of the first amendment. Considering the outcry we see among the public (and in congress) about other violations to the constitution (namely the 2nd amendment) it's wildly hypocritical that this one is an okay breech of trust.

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    tbHistorianposted 5 years ago

    The statement has nothing to do with the establishment of religion.
    It is however codified in United States Code 36 Section 302, titled "National motto"
    This US Code states that “In God we trust” is the national motto.
    The Supreme Court has ruled that this motto does not represent establishment of a national church.  Therefore, it is not unconstitutional.
    In 2006 the Senate confirmed that the motto "In God we trust" was the official national motto of the United States of America.
    In 2011 the House of Representatives confirmed that the motto "In God we trust" was the official national motto of the United States of America.
    In 2012 polls conducted by several independent newspapers and media outlets confirmed that more than 90% of Americans support the inscription "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.
    Your question is typical of one directed to undermine United States national heritage.
    It is intended to divide the nation through propaganda focused on inflaming radicals.
    Evil continues to grow through such propaganda in an attempt to destroy the USA.
    This evil is confronted by honorable patriots who spread the truth rather than invoke exaggerated and false accusations.
    God Bless the USA

  6. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 4 years ago

    Theists like it. Atheists don't care. Keep it.


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