House approves new state motto: "Oklahoma - In God We Trust!"
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
3/27/12 at 5:49 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The House passed a resolution Monday that would officially give the state a motto: "Oklahoma - In God We Trust!"
House Concurrent Resolution 1024 says it has long been believed that "Labor Omnia Vincit," or "Labor Conquers All Things," is the state motto.
But the framers of the state constitution did not establish an official state motto. Although it is described in the constitution as part of the description of the Great Seal of Oklahoma, there is no indication that it was meant to indicate a state motto.
The resolution states that Oklahoma Motto Inc., a nonprofit, bipartisan patriotic group, has researched the issue and determined that Oklahoma never had an official state motto; its study of the state constitution discovered that the word "motto" does not appear.
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Original Print Headline: House advances new motto to put state's trust in God