Change the Motto of the United States

Change the Motto of the United States

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E Pluribus Unum started this petition to Congress and

The official motto of the United States of America is "In God we Trust". This motto represents our country very poorly. How can we, as citizens of the US, call ourselves a melting pot and have a motto such as this? "In God We Trust" is blatantly exclusive. It also could imply that we don’t need to solve our problems, and rather rely on God. 


I am asking Congress to propose legislation that changes the US national motto from "In God We Trust" to E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One). E Pluribus Unum was the motto of the United States for 174 years, until it was changed in 1956 to "In God We Trust". The reason for the change was that The Star-Spangled Banner contains words similar to "In God We Trust". The wording of the Star-Spangled Banner was prioritized over the Constitution, the foundation of our country! 


Changing the motto will inspire us to separate religion from what should be purely governmental rituals such as the inauguration ceremony, where presidents are traditionally sworn in on the Bible and religious prayers are said. 


Your signature matters! By signing this petition, you will help raise awareness of the fact that our country needs a motto that motivates and unites us. It does not need a motto that promotes religion by law. 


Whether you are an American or not, I hope you will agree that America needs a different motto and sign this petition. Support us on our journey to leave "In God We Trust" to the history books. 


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