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PA House Bill Would Require Schools to Display 'In God We Trust

A bill that would require all public school buildings in Pennsylvania to display the national motto, “In God we trust,” passed in the House Education committee Wednesday morning.

Republican Rick Saccone, who represents parts of Allegheny and Washington counties, is the bill’s sponsor. He said the bill is meant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. mint printing the motto on our nation’s currency.

Saccone called the tale of how the motto got onto the currency “a Pennsylvania story.”

Before James Pollock became the 13th governor of Pennsylvania in 1855, he lived in the same boarding house as Abraham Lincoln when they were both freshman congressmen.

“When Abraham Lincoln became president, he appointed Gov. Pollock as the director of the U.S. Mint,” Saccone said. “Pollock suggested we put ‘In God we trust’ on the coins. The treasury secretary and Abe agreed, and Congress agreed, so it became law to put that on our coins in 1864.”

Saccone said he would not be surprised if someone tried to challenge the law in court, but he is not worried about it being struck down.

“It’s already settled that that is acceptable,” Saccone said. “It is our national motto by law, passed by Congress — unanimously by the way — signed into law by President Eisenhower, and reaffirmed by several Congresses after that. People will challenge anything, but we should celebrate it. It’s already been upheld.”

While the bill would require that all public schools display the motto, it does not stipulate any consequences if a school fails to comply.


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Comment by James Cox on October 25, 2013 at 1:04pm

Remember there are many more people that will be pissed off than atheists!

Comment by Giddian Beer on October 26, 2013 at 11:08am

I recall that "In God We Trust." was put on our money during the Eisenhower Administration. Before that it was "I Pluribus Unum - From Many, One"

Comment by Jack Pathwhaes on November 2, 2013 at 6:28am

Can't we go back to crucifying the bastards?

Comment by Giddian Beer on November 14, 2013 at 3:45pm

Here's what God does: tidal waves, cancer, tornadoes, birth defects, earthquakes, plagues, typhoons, etc. -- another effort to dumb-down our children! Trust is idiotic! Fear makes sense!

Comment by Matthew X on November 14, 2013 at 4:39pm

I think everyone in Pennsylvania (boy, I hope I spelled that correctly) should write to your officials with one simple question..."which god?"

Comment by Unseen on November 15, 2013 at 9:51am

Muslims should demand that next to "In God we trust" should be "There is no god but Allah."


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