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US motto "In God we trust": Should the United States get rid of the motto "In God we trust"?

  • "E Pluribus Unum" sounds so much better.

    Besides, the current motto is completely inconsistent with our separation of church and state. The only reason it was changed to the current one was a response to the Red Scare, just like adding the words "under God" to the Pledge back in '54 was also a response to the Second Red Scare. In addition, because the US is an amalgam of multiple cultures, "E Pluribus Unum" resonates harmoniously with our ideology. The motto needs to be changed immediately.

  • We are a diverse nation that has people who believe in many different religions including no religion.

    America is one of the most diverse countries in the world. We pride ourselves on our citizens having certain freedoms not afforded by other countries. Freedom of religion is one of those freedoms. Having the slogan "In God we trust" undermines the philosophy of religious freedom. Many citizens of America do not even believe in God and this motto does not represent them. Our countries motto should apply to most Americans, not just those who actually do believe in God.

  • Remove "In God We Trust" from US currency

    The United States has a very diverse population, and not everyone believes in a God. We also have a constitutional separation of church and state, and by using a motto that contains any religious reference is a violation of that separation. The motto should be removed, to reflect both the diversity of this country AND its constitution.

  • Shouldn't people of America respect this?

    Why would you want to change the basis in which this nation was founded upon? In colonial times people would travel to America to practice their religion freely because religion was a way to find peace. It's a few historical words, why do we have to go and change our American history?

  • "In God We Trust"

    I have heard numerous people use the statements "What if it was Allah Akbar, would you be offended" my answer is always no. Translated from Arabic to English, it means the same thing. As far as atheism goes, they do not believe in any God. I believe that they are not in anyway being forced to practice a specific religion or idolize a "God". They can disbelieve and continue on with no effect to their daily lives. I do not have their same beliefs but respect them for theirs. I do not force my beliefs on anyone.

    E Pluribus Unum is the original motto, but when will people start to be offended that its Latin and not English? Or its not Native American, French, Arabic, Hindu, Etc.

    Meanwhile, Iran is going to get access to Nukes, Russia is bombing in Syria, 22 vets are committing suicide a day, every 58 hours a police officer dies in the line of duty, Clinton Email scandal, Social Security is in the tank, homelessness, starving children, and people are concerned about 4 words used UN a sentence. ....


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