E. Pluribus Unum

November 21, 2011

Did you know that the de facto motto of the Unites States was E. Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)?  Congress changed it 174 years later (1956) to “In God We Trust”.   In 1957 “In God We Trust” appeared on all paper currency.

A couple of years earlier in 1954 this same Congress added the words “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance (originally written in 1892 by a Baptist Minister who DID NOT INCLUDE the words “Under God”)

Some of our nations more uncomfortable experiments of combining church and state were passed into law by the very same congress whose members included Joseph McCarthy (McCarthyism) and embarrassing missteps included: House of Un-American Activities Committee, Hollywood Blacklists and associated witch hunts.


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