A new bill has just been submitted by SC Congressman Mike Burns that would require every public school to display posters saying “In God We Trust.”
The official bill states that the State Board of Education would develop a “standard durable poster” reading, “In God We Trust” and “Dum Spiro Spero” (SC’s motto – Latin for “While I breathe, I hope). If approved, the new law would stipulate that the posters would be hung in all public and charter elementary, middle and high school classrooms across the state.
Burns said that the public school system sometimes neglects part of our history, and he wants the nation’s motto to inspire change and learning in the students.
“It’s been on our currency for about 100 years, and we wanted our kids to know that and our state motto ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ which is latin for ‘While I breathe, I hope’,” Burns commented. “We wanted on our school property so they could see them when they are going through the school and ask questions and be taught that by our teachers.”
The bill moved on to the SC House committee on Jan. 9.