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Settled “In God we Trust” Stays

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In God We Trust” was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782. Secularists have expressed objections to its use, and have sought to have the religious reference removed from the currency.

In God we Trust -Doing well?

A movement across the country to show “in God we Trust” is happening.

At least on Money “in God we Trust” is doing better

In God we Trust
In God we Trust

Printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota rejected claims by atheists.  While other courts have allowed the motto’s use on currency, Circuit Judge Raymond Gruender said it also did not constitute an establishment of religion under a 2014 Supreme Court decision requiring a review of “historical practices.”

Judge Raymond Gruender said the Constitution lets the government celebrate “our tradition of religious freedom,” and that putting the motto on currency “comports with early understandings of the Establishment Clause” without compelling religious observance.

“In God We Trust” began appearing on U.S. coins in 1864 during the Civil War, a period of increased religious sentiment, and was added to paper currencies by the mid-1960s. ((

The late President Dwight Eisenhower signed a law making “In God we Trust”, the national motto in 1956 and it still stands on our money.

With 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday, 3-0 decision upheld a Dec. 2016 lower court ruling, though one judge refused to join part of its analysis. The federal appeals court in Chicago upheld the use of “In God We Trust” on currency in May. Judge Raymond Gruender has been on U.S. President Donald Trump’s list of potential candidates for open Supreme Court seats.

In God we Trust
In God we Trust


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