Another “In God We Trust” Issue With The New Dollar Coin

030807dollarcoinsidcopy.jpegIt turns out that on the new presidential dollar coins, “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” appears on the edge of the coins, not on the face.  This angers some folks.

But before we get to the article, do you actually know what “E Pluribus Unum” means? – “In God We Trust” is the national motto, but you may need a magnifying glass to find it inscribed on the edge of those new one-dollar coins.

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, is urging Americans to avoid using the coins altogether.

“It is astounding that Congress has effectively done what atheist litigants have been unsuccessfully trying to do for years — erase all reference to God from our money,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center.

“This is just another step on the road to a secular society where all religious symbols are removed from public view.”

The Law Center wants Congress to repeal the law under which the new coins are being minted.

The Presidential $1 Coin Act, enacted in 2005, requires the government to issue $1 circulating coins featuring the images of presidents. That law requires the United States Mint to place “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” on the edge, rather than the face, of the coins.


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One Response to Another “In God We Trust” Issue With The New Dollar Coin

  1. bpat says:

    Implied in “Freedom of Religon” is freedom from religon— Does everyone have to believe the way you believe. Can’t you worship the way you choose and not feel the need to force your beliefs on others? If you want to lose my vote, begin espousing your beliefs.

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