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    South Carolina bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' posters









    “In God We Trust.”
    And now, our nation’s motto is stirring up controversy in South Carolina.
    State Rep. Mike Burns’ bill would require schools to prominently display posters, saying “In God We Trust,” as well as the state motto, “Dum Spiro Spero” and its English translation, “While I breathe, I hope.”
    The Republican lawmaker mirrored the bill on a law enacted last year in Arkansas that required the national motto, paired with the American flag, to be hung in schools and public buildings, if funding allows.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.
    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.

    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.
    South Carolina bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' posters | Fox News

    If this proposed law is unconstitutional then our country’s motto must be unconstitutional. What is wrong with having our county’s motto in schools?

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    since when is that this country's motto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    since when is that this countries motto?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_We_Trust 1956.

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    it says that it hasn't been decided whether or not it's constitutional. But, any lame brain can plainly see that it's not. It clearly violates the separation of church and state to have as a motto "In God We Trust". Quite frankly, in fact, isn't it also a violation of several Christian principles? For instance, worshiping more than one God? That's the motto that's on money. Isn't that a "graven image"? And anyway, why can't Republican's just leave other folks kids alone in our public schools? If they want to worship God why isn't that enough? Why try to force it on other people's kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    it says that it hasn't been decided whether or not it's constitutional. But, any lame brain can plainly see that it's not. It clearly violates the separation of church and state to have as a motto "In God We Trust". Quite frankly, in fact, isn't it also a violation of several Christian principles? For instance, worshiping more than one God? That's the motto that's on money. Isn't that a "graven image"? And anyway, why can't Republican's just leave other folks kids alone in our public schools? If they want to worship God why isn't that enough? Why try to force it on other people's kids?
    So what you are saying it’s ok to have a National Motto, but if your school says it, it’s unconstitutional. Makes no sense. What next, the National Anthem? It says in God We Trust. And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    it says that it hasn't been decided whether or not it's constitutional. But, any lame brain can plainly see that it's not. It clearly violates the separation of church and state to have as a motto "In God We Trust". Quite frankly, in fact, isn't it also a violation of several Christian principles? For instance, worshiping more than one God? That's the motto that's on money. Isn't that a "graven image"? And anyway, why can't Republican's just leave other folks kids alone in our public schools? If they want to worship God why isn't that enough? Why try to force it on other people's kids?
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    So what you are saying it’s ok to have a National Motto, but if your school says it, it’s unconstitutional. Makes no sense. What next, the National Anthem? It says in God We Trust. And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    PEAK MC CARTHY ERA? Ironic huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.”
    Let's see his proof of that. I remember you made an ass of yourself back in 2016 when you blamed atheists for the rising national crime rate and you couldn't name a single American atheist with a criminal record. You said the very same thing again in that ongoing thread about the Ten Commandments, and you still couldn't name a single atheist with a criminal record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    So what you are saying it’s ok to have a National Motto, but if your school says it, it’s unconstitutional. Makes no sense. What next, the National Anthem? It says in God We Trust. And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
    Where does the Star Spangler Banner mention God?

    You love those mentions to God in Pledge of Allegiance and the motto on the dollar bill because you insist the state put words in atheists' mouths and exclude them. This is evident from your thread.

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    Does the bill specify which god or just the all gods in general?
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