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    Anyone know the official motto of the United States of America?


    In God We Trust.



    Funny we aren't allowed to SAY it...or display it, eh?

    ;)
     
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    I thought it was E Pluribus Unum... Out of Many, One.
     
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    I thought it was 'United we stand, divided we fall'
     
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    No - I'm quite sure it's "In God we Trust" :D

    I heard it on the radio... :D


    :p:
     
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    Whatever it is I'm sure it offends some one and needs to be changed .
     
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    I just googled it and it appears jeff was right.

    US motto
     
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    semantics -



    and

    :D

    I wonder if a federal judge could be chastized if he enlarged a photo of a Nickel, and put it up on his wall, so 'In God We Trust' would be about 2-3' wide? :)
     
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    Just admit I'm right! :D

    And haze yourself too...
     
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    Ok, that had me nearly falling off my chair :cof:
     
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    semantics or timing?

    The motto is "In God We Trust". It supersedes the previous by virtue of its inception date.

    What I find most interesting and never knew until now was "The main feature of the reverse side of the Great Seal is a pyramid representing strength and duration. At the tope of the pyramid is an eye and the words "ANNUIT COEPTIS" meaning "He has favored our undertakings". The "HE" refers to GOD, and is in reference to the Founding Father's belief that God had favored our Nation and provided providentially for our success during the struggle for freedom. (During the Revolution, prayer was held daily in the halls of the Continental Congress.)"

    For those church/state arguments and "one nation under God" issues and nect time I hear "that's not what our founding fathers and framers had in mind' issues - I will have this little nugget.

    It was worth getting out of bed today!
     

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