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A Federal court in the US decided to leave the phrase In God We Trust (“In God we trust”) bills and coins, reports Reuters.
According to the decision of the court of appeals in Minnesota, the inscription does not violate the Constitution. In addition, it is noted that it is used for a long time and is not a compulsion to get into something to believe.
The lawsuit was filed by a group of 29 atheists, saying that the national motto on money violates the first amendment to the Constitution. It is, among other things, guarantees citizens freedom of religion and prohibits the adoption of a state religion.
In 2016 a group of atheists from Ohio also proposed to remove the motto of the bills. “In God we trust”, in their opinion, violates the U.S. Constitution, according to which the Church should be separated from the state.
For the first time the phrase In God We Trust appeared on an American coin in 1864. As a national motto it was adopted in 1956. In 2002, the year the law confirmed the legitimacy of its use in the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. In 2011, the members of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress supported the resolution, confirming the status of the phrase as the national motto of the United States.
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