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"In God We Trust" Removal Pt. 2 - Coins

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Published on Dec 1, 2011

For more information, please check out The Original Motto Project: https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalM... If you're REALLY into doing something tangible about state/church separation violations, here's something that some of us more dedicated activists do once in a while. A hammer and a screwdriver are all you need. Thanks to everyone who shared "In God We Trust" Removal Pt. 1 http://youtu.be/qa21Oq4_jzs

A J.A.M. Production

At Wikipedia, if you do a search for "In God We Trust," you'll find info about the LAWS that require the placement of that religious phrase on US money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_W... Here's the gist:

Coins:
"As Chase was preparing his recommendation to Congress, it was found that the Act of Congress dated January 18, 1837, prescribed the mottoes and devices that should be placed upon the coins of the United States. This meant that the mint could make no changes without the enactment of additional legislation by the Congress. Such legislation was introduced and passed on April 22, 1864, allowing the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize the inclusion of the phrase on one-cent and two-cent coins.[12]"

Paper money:
"In 1956, the nation was going through the height of the Cold War. As a result, the 84th Congress passed a joint resolution to replace the existing motto with "In God we trust". The change was partly motivated by a desire to differentiate between communism, which promotes atheism, and Western capitalistic democracies, which were at least nominally Christian.[15] The law was signed by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957 to 1966.[13] (Public Law 84-851)[16] The United States Code at 36 U.S.C. § 302, now states: "'In God we trust' is the national motto."

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