By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – On a 396-9 vote Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the official national motto of the United States.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) sponsored the measure to reverse what he called a “disturbing pattern of inaccuracy and omissions regarding the motto.”
For example, Forbes noted that President Obama inaccurately proclaimed “E Pluribus Unum” (a Latin phrase meaning “from many, one”) as the national motto in a speech to the Muslim world last November. Obama did not respond to congressional entreaties to issue a correction, and according to Forbes, the uncorrected transcript remains on the White House website.
Forbes also pointed to the “sanitization” of the new Capitol Visitor Center, where references to the national motto were eliminated. Only when Members of Congress intervened were the deliberate omissions corrected, Forbes said.
The resolution approved Tuesday not only reaffirms the national motto, it also supports and encourages its public display in all public buildings, public schools and government institutions. Click here to continue reading.