Wentzville Missouri Press Release

Contact: Robert Ray

The Original Motto Project

Phone 201-596-4378


PO Box 1956

Mount Vernon

WA 98273

The Original Motto Project

Press Release

Citizens propose a different Motto for Wentzville City Council

Wentzville MO, February 14, 2018:  A representative of the Original Motto project and citizens from around Wentzville Missouri will be at the February 14th Wentzville city council meeting to propose the city erect a second motto to go along with the existing “In God We Trust” sign that was installed in November of 2017.

The mottoes being proposed will be “We the People”, the first words of the Constitution or “E Pluribus Unum” which served as the de-facto motto for the United States for nearly two centuries.
The phrases “E Pluribus Unum” and “We the People” embody the true American spirit of inclusiveness. From a group of colonies uniting against all odds to throw off imperial tyranny, to millions of hopeful immigrants sailing into New York harbor yearning to breathe free, the United States has always consisted of differing viewpoints, beliefs, motivations, and dreams. Though sometimes quarrelsome amongst one another, these differences have always served to strengthen American society. Our openness to all points of view has guided America throughout its history, making it the strongest, most prosperous nation in the history of the world. It has always been the We the People who make up”One Nation, Indivisible.”

The Original Motto Project, a non-profit dedicated to replacing the current motto, has offered to raise the funds necessary to have the new signage installed with the existing sign.  They suggest that having a more inclusive and historically accurate motto on the dais would be a better representation of all the citizens of Wentzville.






About The Original Motto Project

Our mission is to put first motto “E Pluribus Unum” or the first words of our Constitution “We The People” back in its proper place as the national motto of the United States, as our founders intended.

We strongly oppose the use of In God We Trust as the national motto, as it breeds division and promotes the belief that those without faith in a higher power cannot be patriots. In fact, the motto In God We Trust was first adopted during the Cold War to enshrine our differences with the Soviet Union. It is, by its very nature and intent, a motto meant to embody disunion and conflict.






Robert Ray

Robert is the founder of The Original Motto Project. He is a avid secular activist that likes to dabble into small electronics in his spare time. He and his wife Amy co-host the Secular Yakking podcast. He lives in the Puget sound with his wife and 3 daughters.