Committee to consider new 'In God We Trust' license plate

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  • Davis Co. Republican Woods Cross, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    From the ACLU: Several courts have addressed the use of the "In God We Trust" motto in non-education environments and all have said it serves a secular purpose and its use does not violate the Constitution. The phrase is so widely used that it has lost its religious significance. Specifically, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Utah, has stated that printing "In God We Trust" on money does not violate the Constitution, Gaylor v. United States (1996). Similarly, a district court in Kansas has stated that posting the motto in county government offices does not violate the Constitution, Schmidt v. Cline (2000).

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    @ JCS: Again your "facts" don't match reality. The Presidential Oath of Office is contained in the US Constitution and does not include any reference to God.

    Additionally, there is no proof that Washington added any reference to God to his affirmation of the Oath when he was sworn in.

    If you cannot make your point without dishonoring God and violating the 10 Commandments, perhaps your point is not worth making.

  • BH Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    The article quotes quotes Mower in saying "In Indiana, it's one of the state's most popular license plates." This is true. however, Utah should not expect similar popularity for their plate, as it is downright ugly in comparison to the very nice plate offered in Indiana.

    Utah needs a total change of attitude in the design of specialty plates. They need to take a hard look at specialty plates from other states such as Idaho, Kentucky, and yes, Indiana. Note the full plate background of the specialty plate, instead of a little corner on one side.

    If Utah offered the same In God We Trust plate as Indiana, I would be among the first 500 that are needed to make it happen. But count me out for any Utah specialty plate until they look nice.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    I'm a God fearing human being, but I have to honestly question the wisdom here.

    Did we not learn anything from the UHP Cross trial? Do we need a rerun of this episode?

    Honestly, if one feels the compelling need to display their faith in God on their vehicle (I choose to show mine by the life I live) simply by a bumper sticker, or a can of spray paint. Neither of which will land the State of Utah in years of litigation in a suit that it will end up losing.

    "one old man" brings up a good point. What if wanted "Allah" or "Hare Krishna" or a fish? If we are to support one group on the public dime, all groups of faith must have the same and equal access.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:29 p.m.

    How about "In Allah I Trust" for people who want them?

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    These plates must be approved immediately. Utah must take a stand against the left-wing federal government's efforts to remove all mention of God from American society.

    The Founding Fathers established this Country under the principle that religion must be allowed to flourish. Indeed, George Washington himself made sure that the presidential oath of office contained specific reference to God.

    The current leftist federal government will destroy everything the Fathers stood for unless the States stand up for the rights of the people. Utah can, and must, take the lead in this fight.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    In god we trust. As for you? Sorry. Cash only.