People in Wentzville have rallied to protect a display of “In God We Trust” in the city council chambers.

We hope the city does not give in to the handful of people who want the display removed.

The entire display was paid for with private funds. Decals with “In God We Trust” are on Wentzville police cars and at the police station. The Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club paid for the decals and display.

Opponents of the wording have used social media to wage opposition. We believe the vast majority of residents in Wentzville, Missouri and the nation want to retain the motto. 

People are tired of vocal minorities tampering with historic statues, mottos and other traditional American symbols. The “In God We Trust” motto has been with us for a long time and was signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower July 30, 1956. The wording is the official motto of the United States of America. The de facto motto had been “E pluribus unum,” adopted when the Great Seal of the U.S. was adopted in 1782.