Skip to comments.Pennsylvania bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' motto
Posted on 10/29/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post In God We Trust in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week.
The bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday by a 14-to-9 vote, with only one Democrat and one Republican crossing party lines.
The National Motto Display Act, as it is titled, credits James Pollock, a 19th century Pennsylvania governor, for putting the term on coins while serving as director of the U.S. Mint. The measure would require schools to post it by using a mounted plaque, student artwork or some other form.
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Until a judge strikes it down. The games we play...
Regardless what FDR’s activist justices wanted everybody to believe about the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the states have the 10th Amendment-protected power to make laws requiring schools to display “In God We Trust (IGWT),”as well as to offer elective creationism classes as examples. (Wait for the creationism classes when Christian parents take an interest in what is going on in their schools. Otherwise, students are going to get indoctrinated with anti-Christian interpretions of Genesis.)
But Pennsylvania also needs to be careful not to infringe the 14th Amendment protected rights of non-Christians when it makes and enforces such laws.
In fact, Pennsylvania needs to consider not requiring schools to display iGWT, so mostly Christian communities can at least do so in their schools without consequences.
Interesting. The one time I visited the PA state capitol building summer 2012, they had allowed pro-muslim info tables in the rotunda for the week. At the permanent info desk they gave me a booklet of Biblical references in the state capitol, but it wasn’t openly available for just anyone to take.
SCREW THE JUDGE.
Put up a huge enlargement of every coin and bill with the motto on them.
We have that in Virginia. I guess if the Democrats take over in January, they’ll remove it.