"Until 1956, "E Pluribus Unum," Latin for "Out of Many, One," was considered the de facto motto of the United States of America, representing both the unity and diversity that define America. In 1956, the United States adopted a different motto, "In God We Trust." This motto, instead of emphasizing the unity of this country, has served to divide us between believers and nonbelievers. It is a product of the same Cold-War-era "Us vs. Them" mentality that led to McCarthyism and the HUAC. It is in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, advocating religion over irreligion where they should be treated equally…"
Posted on Sunday, 2 October 2011