Hill country State Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) has introdued a bill to require the U.S. motto ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ to be posted in every state government building, office and facility, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Biedermann says private funds would be raised to pay for the installation of the motto, which already appears in numerous board rooms and courthouses.
“The historic and moral value to our national motto is often overlooked and this bill serves to bring it back to our attention,” Biedermann said.
He points out that the motto, which dates from the 1950s, already appears on U.S. currency.
“Instilling our national motto in the next generation is crucial to the preservation of liberty. We must ensure that Texas remains an example to the nation and without a foundation of truth, our society will crumble. I look forward to working with leaders across Texas to pass this important legislation. Our country was shaped and formed with this phrase. We should not shy away from it, but unite under it. It is awonderful reminder of thefounding of our country and the principles we live by.”
Biedermann last week introduced a bill to prohibit the moving of the Cenotaph from Alamo Plaza as part of the ‘re-imagining’ of the Alamo project.