Supreme Court Upholds Great American Tradition
June 10, 2019
Supreme Court rejected a case brought by atheist plaintiffs against the motto “In God We Trust” printed on the US dollars. Fox News reports:
Show me the motto.
The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove “In God We Trust,” the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury.
Michael Newdow, the same activist attorney who tried to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, lost his case, arguing Congress’ mandate to inscribe “In God We Trust” on currency was a government endorsement of religion and a violation of the First Amendment.
Newdow argued in his petition to the Supreme Court that because his clients are all atheist individuals or atheist groups, the government violated their “sincere religious belief” that there is no God and turned them into “political outsiders” by placing the phrase “In God We Trust” on their money.
It should be noted that the “In God We Trust” motto was added at the height of the Cold War, when an atheist totalitarian power was seeking to destroy America’s way of life and Faith. It is refreshing to see the great Supreme Court of our country recognize Americans’ heritage and rebuke those who seek to destroy it for the sake of being contrarian.