First it began with the government banning prayer in school. Then some tried to argue with the government that “God” should be taken out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Now atheist groups have “worked their magic” on members of the government and now our country’s motto, “In God We Trust,” will be considerably scaled down on some U.S. currency.
Many may argue the fact that the design was in the making for years. But, according to the atheist groups, they are praising the efforts of some of their leaders for the change in U.S. currency.
The motto “In God We Trust” replaced the old U.S. motto “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of Many, One” in 1956. Atheist groups are complaining that the national motto is unconstitutional and interferes with the issue of separation of church and state.
The issue has also been taken to the 9th Circuit Court of appeals.
The first coin to bear this change is the $1 gold coin, which was released on Feb. 15.
The “In God We Trust” inscription will be moved from the face of the coin to the thin edge.
The U.S. mint stated that the official reason for the change of design is to allow for bigger pictures of the U.S. presidents on one side and for that Statue of Liberty on the other.
“In God We Trust” has been on U.S. currency for over 50 years, and all of a sudden people are getting offended. Why complain now?