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North Carolina Justice and Administration Building to Display National Motto

In Polk County, North Carolina, a government building will soon feature the words "In God We Trust." More buildings may potentially follow afterwards. Recently, Polk County Commissioners unanimously approved the U.S. Motto Action Committee's request to install the phrase over the county's Justice and Administration building.

In his statement to commissioners, Rick Lanier, the co-founder and vice chairman of the US Motto Action Committee, explained, “This is an invitation to join the growing list of cities and counties that are ‘voting yes’ to proudly and prominently displaying our national motto, In God We Trust, in and on their governmental buildings. Displaying the motto gives ceremonial honor to public occasions and expresses confidence in our society. These words have been used on US currency since 1864. . . On July 30, 1956, during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, the U.S. Congress adopted ‘In God We Trust’ as the official national motto of the United States of America. Thus, displaying our motto is a legal right, protected by the first amendment.”

The lettering will be placed on the county's Justice and Administration building, as well as potentially the courthouse. The motto "In God We Trust" is also being used on the back of county patrol cars in Missouri. Commenter Bill Dunn said "You want tyranny of the majority go to Iran or someplace like it. America was founded as a secular nation. Believe what you want but don't push whatever god you believe in on the public."

Photo: Polk NC, WXii

Polk county is following dozens of other cities and town that are also placing the national motto on government buildings.

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