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‘In God We Trust’ Motto Considered For Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is following a precedent set by the City of Bakersfield, which adopted the motto in 2002.  Photo/In God We Trust -- America, Inc.
Canyon Lake is following a precedent set by the City of Bakersfield, which adopted the motto in 2002. Photo/In God We Trust -- America, Inc.

Canyon Lake is considering whether to display the motto “In God We Trust” at city headquarters.

During the Dec. 4 regularly scheduled Canyon Lake City Council meeting, council members will decide whether to adopt a resolution authorizing the display of the motto inside City Hall’s multi-purpose room.

The item was placed on the Dec. 4 meeting agenda following a request by Mayor Mary Craton. If the city approves the display, the fiscal impact to Canyon Lake is expected to be not more than $200 for a framed version of the motto, city documents show.

According to the documents, the city is following a precedent set by the City of Bakersfield, which adopted the motto in 2002.

“Since that time, Bakersfield City Councilmember Jacquie Sullivan founded an organization, ‘In God We Trust – America, Inc.’ for the purpose of encouraging every city in California and the United States to follow the City of Bakersfield’s lead in displaying the motto,” the Canyon Lake documents state.

More than 100 California cities have adopted the motto, according to the “In God We Trust – America, Inc.” website.

To read the full meeting agenda for the Dec. 4 Canyon Lake City Council meeting, click here.

Cameron Stevens December 02, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Absolutely agree! It is our nation's motto. Why wouldn't every city want to adopt the same? Unfortunate that nationalism no longer exists (except in time of tragedy).
DB December 02, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Which God would they bestow their trust with, Odin, Osiris, Allah? And, why not a Goddess? What happened to separation of State and Church?
SA December 02, 2013 at 05:50 PM
@ DB … separation of church and state does not apply here …
Ken Mayes December 02, 2013 at 06:12 PM
They can't afford fire service but they can't wait to line up the lawsuits.
American Woman December 02, 2013 at 09:36 PM
If you want separation of church and state move out of the country. Its that simple. GO AWAY!!!!! Stop making trouble and trying to change everything to accommodate your selfishness. Its not about you. Love it or leave it!
American Woman December 02, 2013 at 09:36 PM
I have a strong idea what DB stands for
Roberto December 02, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Merry Christmas to all to hell with happy holidays...
DB December 03, 2013 at 08:28 AM
Actually AW, you have no clue what I stand for....I fought for the right to my opinion about organized religions.....I just find it interesting that the City of Canyon Lake cannot afford to pay for fire protection, yet, they can take on a agenda like this. Did they not watch and learn from the folks over in LE and their stadium fiasco over a memorial.....Personally, I could care less what the adopt for their city logo, I would never live in a place with a lifetime of rent....err HOA dues and mello roos.......I would just like to think that the local city leadership would have better things to spend their money and energy on......
One Voice December 03, 2013 at 12:21 PM
I agree with Roberto, I am so sick of everyone saying "Happy Holidays", it's Merry Christmas and I stand behind Canyon Lake and "In God We Trust", if you don't like what our great country was founded on, then leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SA December 03, 2013 at 12:21 PM
@DB, you fought for your opinion re: organized religion … Now who is wasting time and energy? “In God We Trust” is a blanketed motto … It does not distinguish between religions, however I am glad it offends Muslims ….
Brian Westley December 06, 2013 at 03:46 PM
"Stop making trouble and trying to change everything to accommodate your selfishness." There are few things more selfish than misusing government authority to push your religion on others.

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