McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 8, 2011

Letter to the Editor: What about other beliefs?

Alison Campbell
Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — To post the phrase “In God We Trust” in the county courthouse excludes all Pittsburg County residents who don’t believe in a god or who believe in many gods.

The original motto of the United States, “E pluribus unum,” meaning “Out of many, one,” is by nature inclusive of all Americans and would be much more suitable for the courthouse wall.  Please be fair to all residents of your county.