Let’s Sue them! One of the most often heard replies to our posts about a city posting In God We Trust on anything revolves around lawsuits. Sorry to tell you that is just not going to work in this situation. We know. It has been done ad nauseam. Ever since the 1970 Aronow Vs […]
If you have been following us for a while you know that last year Arkansas passed a bill requiring that the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in public schools and on government-owned buildings by means of a poster. If you weren’t aware of this bill, here it is below. The important […]
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 […]
To the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, We, at the Original Motto project wish to thank you for your recent usage of the motto “In God We Trust” in your State of the Union address and in your speech at the Nation Prayer Breakfast. Normally our organization would be opposed to any […]
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.
If you are reading this, odds are that you find the current national motto “In God We Trust” irksome at best. Here at The Original Motto Project, our focus tends to be on government agencies using the phrase, whether it be on civic buildings or on emergency vehicles. While we encourage local dissent to […]