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Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:56 AM

'In God We Trust' motto now required to be displayed in all Tennessee public schools

Following the March passage of House Bill 2368 by the Tennessee state legislature, the motto "In God We Trust" must be prominently displayed in every public school in the state.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, and approved by 81 of the 99 House members. The Tennessee state Senate unanimously passed the "In God We Trust" legislation, which was sponsored by Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, and it was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam in April.

Lynn spoke on the House floor to explain her belief in the importance of the motto.

"Our national motto is on our money. It's on our license plates. It's part of our national anthem. Our national motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom, and we should teach our children about these things," she said.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2018/08/03/god-we-trust-motto-tennessee-public-schools/889966002/

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Reply 'In God We Trust' motto now required to be displayed in all Tennessee public schools (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
mr_lebowski Aug 2018 #1
Panich52 Aug 2018 #2
k8conant Aug 2018 #3
mr_lebowski Aug 2018 #4
Nitram Aug 2018 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:02 AM

1. Idiots ... it's neither part of the National Anthem nor is it our National Motto ...

Someone needs to sue ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:24 AM

2. Unfortunately, it was made the national motto in 1950s,

supplanting the much more inclusive & constitutional "e Pluribus unum."

It was a gift to evangelicals from DDE along with adding "under God" to the Pledge. Neither is constitutional but no one bothered to challenge either change. Now courts claim they're legitimate due to being accepted for so long.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:26 AM

3. ...but it is: Eisenhower and Congress made it the national motto in 1957 and...

Francis Scott Key wrote in the fourth stanza of the National Anthem:

"and this be our motto: in God is our trust"


That said, I oppose the Tennessee law. Too jingoistic.

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Response to k8conant (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:29 AM

4. Are all four stanza's considered 'the National Anthem'?

I thought only the part we must all stand for at ball games was.

Didn't know they changed our National Motto in the 1950's. Guess I'm a bit behind the times lol ...

Still, this shouldn't be Constitutional.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 09:16 AM

5. Let's just add the missing words...

"In God we rust to fuck everything up."

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