Failing to display national motto in school might become a crime in Tennessee

On March 21, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that would require “In God We Trust” to be displayed “in a prominent location in each school.” Some more reasonable lawmakers suggested that making the display a requirement might be a little too much. Representative Lynn, who originally sponsored the legislation, disagreed. In the video below, you […]

In God We Trust: the abuse of reality

In 1964 Henry Morgenthau, the founder of realist international relations theory, advised that we should not be deceived by the glaring discrepancy between America’s professed values and the actual historical record. Morgenthau claimed that the professed ideals of America—liberty, justice, freedom, and self-determination—constituted reality, whereas the record of America’s imperialist, colonialist, white supremacist history merely […]

Arkansas Motto Posters-The next phase

Recently the state of Arkansas passed AR HB1980 The National Motto, “In God We Trust”, Display Act.  This act requires the phrase  “In God We Trust be posted in all public school classrooms and any state maintained buildings.  However, the funds for these plaques must not come from government sources and must be donated by the […]

In God We Trust: the way forward in Arkansas

Back in April, the legislature of Arkansas enacted Act 911, which mandates that, if funds are made available through donations, the motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in public schools. In response, American Atheists wrote a letter to all 262 school district superintendents in Arkansas threatening litigation if they complied with the law.