Anderson City Council to consider 'In God We Trust' sign

Dec 1, 2015 12:27 PM by News Staff

The Anderson City Council Tuesday night will discuss hanging a sign with the national motto “In God We Trust” in the city council chambers.

According to the Anderson City Council agenda for Tuesday night, the sign would be permanent and prominently displayed, however its exact location within the chambers is not noted.

“In God We Trust” was adopted as the nation’s motto in 1956 and has been displayed on all paper currency since 1957.

In recent years, certain groups of people have objected to the motto’s use, claiming it to be a violation of the first amendment.

Recently, law enforcement agencies around the country have been adding “In God We Trust” decals to their patrol cars, and a sheriff in Georgia made national headlines last month when he erected a sign that reads: "Warning: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you. Leave!"


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