This has been coming up more and more lately in political debates and discussions. Should the phrase "In God We Trust" be used on our currency or as the official US motto (which it is)? Why or why not? Granted, it's been on our coins since 1864 and has been the official US motto since 1956. Some history on the phrase for those interested: In God We Trust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So, leave it, remove it, or are you indifferent?