House Republicans are trying to pass a resolution to reaffirm that “In God We Trust” is the national motto of the United States.

The proposed resolution, sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., is aimed at “supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.”

Estimated at a $90 billion tab.

Republicans argue the resolution, to go to a vote Tuesday, would help reverse what they see as an informal effort to remove mention of God from public buildings, The Hill reported…

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee argued that the resolution is a waste of time better spent working on problems such as high unemployment and budget deficits.

“Instead of addressing any of these critical issues, and instead of working to help American families keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables, we are debating whether or not to affirm and proliferate a motto that was adopted in 1956 and that is not imperiled in any respect,” they wrote in a committee report.

Republicans got this passed in 1956 courtesy of McCarthyism and the Cold war. What are they afraid of?

  1. spsffan says:



    That’s enough for us California heathens to build our High Speed Rail system twice!

  2. tnp says:

    Time to start crossing out this phrase on every bill that passes through my hands, again.

  3. Robert Hyrneson says:

    “Estimated at a $90 billion tab.”
    Wanna cite a reference, Eideard? The one you provided makes no mention of a price. I don’t like the proposed legislation, but again, like many of your posts, long on inflammatory indignation, short of facts.


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