‘In God We Trust’: House reaffirms national motto — yet again
By David A. Fahrenthold, Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 8:29 AM
In Congress, a really good law is like a really good movie. If audiences liked it the first time, they’re going to love a remake—or two.
That appeared to be the logic on Tuesday evening, as the House debated whether “In God We Trust” should be the national motto. Of course, “In God We Trust” already is the national motto. That was guaranteed by an act of Congress in 1956.
And “In God We Trust” had already been reaffirmed once before as the national motto, by another act of Congress in 2002.
Still, on Tuesday the House spent 35 minutes debating whether the motto should be re-reaffirmed. Many lawmakers threw their heart into the debate, even though it was a remake of a remake—its outcome as pre-determined as the end of the third King Kong.
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