The House on Tuesday easily passed a resolution that reaffirms “In God We Trust” as the national motto.
The measure, which passed 396-9, encourage public buildings, schools and government facilities to display the phrase. Its sponsor, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), said the bill was needed because of a “growing, disturbing pattern of inaccuracy and omissions” surrounding the phrase.
Passing the resolution “provided clarity amidst a cloud of confusion about our nation’s spiritual heritage and offered inspiration to an American people that face challenges of historic proportion,” said Forbes in a statement released after the vote.
Its opponents insisted that the measure was a waste of time.
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Seung Min Kim