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'In God We Trust' School Bill Passes Pa. House

"In God We Trust" has appeared on U.S. coinage since 1864, when James Pollock, a 13th governor of Pennsylvania and then-director of the U.S. Mint, suggested the phrase be added to U.S. currency.

A bill that would allow the display of the national motto "In God We Trust" in public schools has been passed by the Pennsylvania House.

House Bill 1728, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-39th) would not require Pennsylvania's public schools to display the motto, but rather says that schools "may" display the motto, as well as a copy of the Bill of Rights.

The bill also says that the display of the motto is to "advance or endorse the national motto rather than a particular religious belief or practice."

"In God We Trust" has appeared on U.S. coinage since 1864, when James Pollock, a 13th governor of Pennsylvania and then-director of the U.S. Mint, suggested the phrase be added to U.S. currency. The phrase was adopted as our country's motto in 1956, and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Do you support the display of the motto "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania's public schools?
judy sanders June 05, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Ralph Meyer, I am with you 100%
Nancy Welsh June 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The separation of church and state means that the gov't cannot sanction a specific religion & put people in jail who don't conform. No one is telling you to trust in God. It's is a part of our history, not indoctrination. Worry less about the wording on our currency & more about the value. The Taliban whitewashes history, not the US. It's how it was & we are a more diverse population today. That is the lesson.
Karen Wright June 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I am so pleased that this passed. Nice to win one for a change.
Frances Stein June 21, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Dick Cheney whitewashes history---that's for sure!
Phillyboy July 02, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Hey Francis Stein..I would talke Dick Cheyney anyday over our affirmative action President....anyday..Obama is THEE worst President to ever sit in the Oval Office.,

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