Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Texas "In God We Trust" - Yeehaw

Texas "In God We Trust" - Yeehaw

The police chief of Childress Texas Mr. Adrian Garcia responded to an atheist group with “go fly a kite.”  In response and out respect for fallen police officers the Childress Police Department placed decals on their vehicles which read “In God We Trust.”  This caused an Atheist group the Freedom From Religion Foundation to send the police chief a letter protesting the decals claiming “separation of church and state.”

The police chief responded in a letter in part:

“After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of our Nations [sic] motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite,”   

“In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States of America.  It appears on U.S. money, the Supreme Court building, the House of Representatives, and a various government buildings.

The nation’s motto appears on police department vehicles in at least six states: Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, and Virginia. 

The motto “In God We Trust” appeared on U.S. coins in 1864.  It became the nations’ official motto in 1956.  The motto was reaffirmed in the U.S. Senate in 2006 and in the House of Representatives in 2011.

Note the unofficial motto was “E pluribus Unum” (out of many, one) dates back to the 18th Century (1700’s) and appears on the Great Seal of the United States of America.   

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