Louisiana schools could be required to display ‘In God We Trust’

Mar 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE (WWL-TV) — A bill unanimously advanced through the Senate Education Committee Thursday that would require each public school in Louisiana to display the national motto “In God We Trust.”

The bill, introduced by Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, would require each school district to display the national motto in each school by the 2019-20 school year.

Barrow said she was motivated to propose the legislation after Gov. John Bel Edwards’ prayer breakfast last week.

“We have an obligation to ensure students have that introduction because we cannot always assume that it’s necessarily happening at home,” she said.

Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, supports the bill and told the committee that a number of schools already display the motto. In Tangipahoa Parish, Mizell said, there is a school board member who made it her business to install “In God We Trust” throughout parish schools.

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5 comments on “Louisiana schools could be required to display ‘In God We Trust’

  • @OP – A bill unanimously advanced through the Senate Education Committee Thursday that would require each public school in Louisiana to display the national motto
    “In God We Trust.”

    So in the interests of constitutional non-discrimination, there needs to be an accompanying range of choices!

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  • It doesn’t stop you putting other words on your notice as well.

    I proposed a little pome.

    It would seem, In God we trust,
    When we shirk our duties.
    Grown-ups, though, should more declare,
    That Peace is ours to make and share,
    Most sweet of all life’s beauties.



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  • This is the sort of irritating news report I usually regard as unworthy of attention. But, on second thoughts, this is worth a moment’s reflection.

    The people who want the phrase ‘In God we trust’ to be used in public are a certain species of Christian that flourishes exceptionally in the United States, so it can be understood what is meant by the term ‘God’ in the phrase in question. Without such a specific background of biblical interpretation, this word ‘God’ is in fact rather vacuous of content, signifying at best only very abstract notions, such as: first cause, prime mover, unmoved mover, infinite being, eternal creator, and so on, none of which refer to anything verified as actually existing — all speculations from the already thoroughly speculative bases provided by various philosophical arguments. In any case, for the sake of those Americans who do not share that particular biblical belief or understanding of the term, it might be better to substitute another, more broadly understood term for ‘God’, so that the meaning of the phrase to be ennobled by public use might be better appreciated and Americans, at present so unhappily divided among themselves, might find genuine grounds for reconciliation and national unity. Hence I propose, as a clearer, more accurate, more honest expression of the intent of the phrase in question, the following substitution: In Dad we trust.

    If Americans find this proposal lacking in the requisite dignity, I can only propose that they may have to reconsider the significance of the original phrase and recognize its puerility, indeed its childishness.



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  • Garrick #4
    Mar 31, 2018 at 12:15 am

    The people who want the phrase ‘In God we trust’ to be used in public
    are a certain species of Christian
    that flourishes exceptionally in the United States,
    so it can be understood what is meant by the term ‘God’ in the phrase in question.

    The realistic interpretation is clear to rational thinkers:-

    “In superstitious fatalism and antiquated dogmas we trust”, – with spoon-fed interpretations and directions on attitudes and behaviours, accepted by trusting, unquestioning, sheeples, on the vacuous say so of badge-wearing delusional preachers, – in initial indoctrinations, and in the following years of regular brainwashing top-ups!



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