Mayor: 'In God We Trust' Decals Will Stay on Our Police Vehicles
A small town in North Carolina is facing extraordinary public controversy after unveiling new decals for its police vehicles.
What are people finding so offensive?
The United States’ motto: “In God We Trust.”
Opponents online argue that the slogan is not inclusive, some even going so far as to say that its use was “in poor taste.”
China Grove Mayor Lee Withers joined “Fox and Friends” this morning to defend the department’s decals, calling his town a “very irreverent, very patriotic community” that values the official U.S. motto.
“It’s nothing to draw controversy to,” Withers told Brian Kilmeade.
“We fly the American flag, we say the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting. Why would we not post the official U.S. motto in our town council and also in our vehicles?”
Asked whether he is considering removing the decals, Withers replied, “There’s no need to. It’s the official U.S. motto.”
“We’re Americans here, and we’re proud of it.”
Check out the mayor’s full interview, above.