Return our country's motto to "E Pluribus Unum"
  • Petitioned Let our Congress know "In God we trust" is unconstitutional

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Let our Congress know "In God we trust" is unconstitutional

Return our country's motto to "E Pluribus Unum"

    1. Bernard Kellish
    2. Petition by

      Bernard Kellish

      Bangor, ME

On November 1st. 2011 OUR U.S. Congress voted 398-9 to re-affirm our national motto, “In God We Trust.” Since 1864, the phrase, “In God We Trust” has appeared on U.S. currency and in 1956 it was recognized as our national motto.

This is in clear violation of our Consitution and the intentions of our forefathers who intended this to be a SECULAR nation. Had our forefathers intended ANY god to be what we "trust in", most assuredly they would have come up with this themselves. It was not until 88 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence that the religious right used their influence to replace our motto of "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, One) to the completely un-American motto that we have now. 

I humbly request that you sign this petition to ask Congress to vote to return our motto to its original form.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Levi Gordon LOVELOCK, NV
      • 9 months ago

      Follow the constitution as it was set forth.

    • Walter Dodson EAST JEWETT, NY
      • 10 months ago

      The Separation of Church and State is an integral part of our nation, and it keeps getting blurred out and hopefully this will help out.

    • Graham Sweitzer NEWPORT NEWS, VA
      • 10 months ago

      Because I don't believe we can be a nation united if something as simple as our motto creates division.

    • Noah Achrem ROCHESTER, MI
      • 11 months ago


    • Andrew Herzman FARMINGDALE, NY
      • 11 months ago

      During the 1950's, McCarthyism was in full force. Americans were terrified of Communism. Because communist countries banned religion, Communism was equated with Atheism. In an attempt for America to fight Communism, a misguided attack on Atheism was launched, by placing "In God We Trust" on American paper money. This attack on Atheism is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. The Establishment Clause has generally been interpreted to prohibit 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress, or 2) the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another.

      This blatant and illegal attack on Atheism by the U.S. Government must be stopped.


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