KY lawmaker seeks national motto in schools

Friday, March 8, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

In God We Trust (on U.S. currency)A state lawmaker in Kentucky has introduced a bill that would display our national motto in public schools across the Bluegrass State.

America's national motto “In God we Trust” can be traced back to 1956, and state Rep. Brandon Reed tells OneNewsNow he is not worried about opposition from groups such as the ACLU.

“It is our national motto. It doesn't establish a religion,” he says. “And I really just can't see who would be offended by our national motto."

Reed reminded fellow lawmakers at a committee hearing that “In God We Trust” is emblazoned above the state seal in the very room they were sitting, and it’s also located above the Speaker’s chair, EAG News reported.  

One source of motivation, he says, is the tragic death of Marshall County high schooler Preston Cope. The teen was killed in 2018 in a school shooting, and a photo of him taken for a school project shows him posing with the motto.

“The teacher sent us a copy of that photo and his biography,” says Reed, “and that really touched my heart."

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