Status message

Operating in maintenance mode.

National Motto On Patrol Cars Receives Mixed Reviews

In Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the sheriff's department has decided to display the nation's motto, "In God We Trust" on all 50 patrol cars. Although, it has been met with mixed reactions.

Sheriff Chris Francis said to WLOS News, “It’s something I’ve been looking at for the last three months. It's certainly a statement. But you know, we've gotten so far I believe as a country, from where we need to be.”

Francis went on to say that sheriffs, from other counties, have been considering taking the same action. Francis explained, “I want to make sure that my deputy sheriffs know what ‘In God We Trust’ means. And how blessed we are to be citizens in America, to live in Western North Carolina and to be able to support our nation’s motto.”

No money was used from taxpayers because Fairview Baptist Church of Golden Valley offered the finances needed for the project. Francis also shared, “I’m sure that there will be many positive remarks. But I’m sure that with every decision I make I won’t make everyone happy.”

Geneva, who asked that her last name be kept private, said “I think it's a bad idea. We have a separation of church and state in this country.” Anna Fuller, whose husband works in law enforcement, said “I think it's great. My husband's also a police officer in another county, so I support them 100 percent, always.”

Cheryl Rice stated, “There's other ways that we can bring spirituality back to our country than to maybe put it on a car like that."

Francis added, “I wish that more localities would show their patriotism, show what they believe in. I think our nation would be in a different place if they would.”

Photo: WNCN

Another town puts the national motto on their patrol cars.

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

An 18-year-old in Florida is facing murder charges after beating his 69-year-old maternal grandmother to death. According to reports, the argument...

Sarah Gallagher, 45, was walking near The Lake District in England, noticing its breathtaking beauty. Not wanting to forget the scene at the...

As Republicans get closer to fulfilling their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democrats are getting desperate, according to Paul Ryan....

In December 2015, Franklin County High School in Tennessee approved the Gay-Straight Alliance club. Although, not all students are happy. On Jan....

Donald Trump, when asked Sunday whether Russian operatives influenced the presidential election, declared “I don’t believe it.”

According...

Latest News Stories

One mom was bringing her baby on her first flight ever. Knowing that babies on planes can be unpredictable, she decided to be pro-active so that...

A Virginia man who decided to stage an impromptu protest by burning a flag has landed himself in jail. While burning an American flag is covered...

After his truck broke down, an 83-year-old Florida man would push his lawnmower more than two miles every day, just to get to work. His 1995 Ford...

Police have filed charges against one of the people injured at the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., according to AOL....

After the tragic shootings in Dallas that claimed the lives of five police officers, many feared that the country was broken. It was hard to have...