By Charles Thompson | firstname.lastname@example.org
on November 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM, updated November 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Rep. Rick Saccone, the lawmaker with an evangelist’s zeal for bringing God back to the public square, led a rousing Capitol rally Wednesday in support of his bill requiring the posting of “In God We Trust” in all Pennsylvania public school buildings.
The bill, which passed the House Education Committee last month on a 14-9 vote, would require schools to post it in any form, be it a mounted plaque or even student artwork. To read Saccone’s bill, click here.
The words “In God We Trust” became America’s national motto under a 1956 law signed by President Dwight Eisenhower.
Saccone’s “National Motto Display Act” credits James Pollock, a 19th-century Pennsylvania governor, for putting the term on coins while serving as director of the U.S. Mint during the Civil War.
For those reasons, he argues the motto’s presentation would fit well with public schools’ local history curriculum, not to mention the teaching of things like the Pledge of Allegiance or respect for the U.S. flag.
Full Story: Pennsylvania lawmaker rallies for bill requiring the posting of “In God We Trust” in all public schools Charles Thompson, The Patriot-News, 11/13/13