A member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), insisted that House Republicans were forced to pass a resolution reaffirming that “In God We Trust” is the national motto as a reminder to President Barack Obama, who has never denied the national motto.
“This was a priority because the president himself had stated that the motto of the country was E Pluribus Unum,” Prayer Caucus member Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) told Fox News host Bill Hemmer. “So, we thought we’d remind him.”
“Are you suggesting that there is a crisis of identity?” Hemmer asked.
“Well, the resolution was necessary because we felt it was appropriate to remind the president what, in fact, the motto of our great country is,” Price explained.
“You aren’t saying he’s against religion or there’s no suggestion in there?” Hemmer wondered.
“There was no suggestion at all,” Price declared. “It was an opportunity to say, ‘No, Mr. President, the motto of this country is not E Pluribus Unum.’ … We’ll remind you.”
E pluribus unum is latin for “Out of many, one”, is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J. Resolution 396), adopting “In God We Trust” as the official motto.
That’s not putting people back to work,” Obama said Tuesday. “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work. There’s work to be done. There are workers ready to do it. The American people are behind this.”
(Source: RawStory.com and Fox News)