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South Dakota will now require ALL public schools to display 'In God We Trust'


Lawmakers in the state have enacted a new law this month that will require its 149 school districts to prominently display the national motto, 'In God We Trust.'

Those who support the bill did so in hopes that it would 'inspire patriotism', the Associated Press reported.

Schools are expected to display the message where students are 'most likely to see' the national motto, according to Senate Bill 55.

The new bill regulates some of the motto's parameters, noting that it must be at least 12-by-12 inches and approved by the school's principle.

Wade Pogany, the executive director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, says public schools have been finding new ways adding the motto. 

'Some have plaques. Other have it painted on the wall, maybe in a mural setting,' Pogany said told Associated Press.

One school, who already has a freedom wall, added it to their 'patriotic theme.'

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Comment by Ed Martin
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No mention of which god.