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Why the National Motto is Misguided | Blue Oklahoma
I have a simple request. Stop placing, "In God We Trust" on the back of your Police Vehicle. In 2015, some police departments started putting the motto, "In God We Trust" on the back of their city's police vehicles. This move by Police officers was met with both praise and criticism. The critics say that it violates the separation of church and state, while supporters say that it's our nation's motto, and displaying it on police vehicles is patriotic. A Sherriff from a police department in the Florida panhandle, Frank McKeithen, said in an interview with The Washington Post that he's not trying to hide that the phrase is religious and that morals and ethics is what law enforcement is supposed to be about. Before I get into the argument about the motto, I first want to say that Law enforcement is not about one's personal religious morals. While our laws are based on a belief system, I would argue that that belief system does not come from religion, and it would even be dangerous if it