“In God We Trust” has been the official motto of the United States since 1956, and a new bill proposed in the state Legislature would allow it to be displayed in public spaces across the state of Alabama.
Hayden-Republican state Rep. David Standridge filed HB228: The National Motto “In God We Trust” Act on Tuesday. It would allow the national motto to be placed on government agencies and offices, in and on public buildings, including government office buildings, public school classrooms, and vehicles across the state.
“Political Correctness has gone too far when our national motto becomes unwelcome in public settings,” Standridge said in a statement. “This bill makes it clear that schools, courthouses, law enforcement vehicles, public officials and government bodies may proudly display ‘In God We Trust.’”