In a new law that went into effect August 1 in Louisiana, every public school must post the motto, “In God We Trust” in every classroom throughout the state. Known as HB8, the law was introduced by state Rep. Dodie Horton and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards in June. The new law requires every classroom to have at least one paper copy of the motto posted.
The law reads, “SCHOOLS: Requires display of the national motto, “In God We Trust”, in every public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education classroom”
According to FOX, Louisiana isn’t the only state requiring public display of our nation’s motto which can be seen on every coin and printed bill in our nation’s treasury. Other states that have past laws requiring the motto to be placed in public facilities include Florida, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas.
When questioned, Rep. Horton who authored the bill told WVUE, “It’s a positive message in this world that throws so many negative things at our children,”