Wednesday, 08 July 2009
It seems that there is a consistent debate over the motto “In God We Trust.” I came across a news article about a case in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Department denied the group ROCK’s (Reclaiming Our Culture Kentuckiana) request for a state license plate that features the words “In God We Trust.” The claim is that ROCK’s request is so that they can advance religion through a license plate. For me, I find this claim utterly silly. How is putting our own country’s motto on a license plate advancing religion? I fail to see how this is even a valid argument against allowing the request to go through.
Closer to the state I live in, Indiana has an “In God We Trust” plate. It was cited in the article about the Kentucky case that the Indiana plate has been the subject of a lawsuit by the ACLU. While I don’t see the big deal over allowing the license plate, I don’t think I would have the urge to rush out and get one for my car either.
What do you think about the motto debate? Would you get a license plate with “In God We Trust” on it?