Despite all the lawsuits, these words endure.

Via CBS News.

….October 1st, 1957, 60 years ago today … the day a familiar phrase gained currency.

For that was the day the words “In God We Trust” first appeared on America’s paper money.

First stamped on a two-cent coin during the Civil War, and on ALL U.S. coins starting in 1938, the phrase owes its debut on our bills to the Cold War.

Representative Charles Bennett of Florida had campaigned hard for the words, seeing them as a bulwark against what he called “materialistic Communism.”

Occasionally challenged on separation of church and state grounds, these official invocations of God have been upheld by the United States Supreme Court….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    And with the money, you can buy ammunition.
    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, is always a good motto.

    Rep. Bennett served in the Pacific Theater in WWII and was a Democrat.
    He wouldn’t fit in today’s Democrat Party.

  2. MACVEL says:

    If we do not trust in God, who then do we trust in? Unicorns? Lenin? Demons?

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