AZ House Debates Bill Letting Teachers Put “God Enriches” Signs in Classrooms

By Hemant Mehta

Back in February, the Arizona Senate voted along party lines, 17-13, to pass a bill amending the law so that teachers could post the state motto, “Ditat Deus” in their classrooms.

Why would Republicans want to do that?

Because passing the bill would presumably allow them to post the English translation of that motto — “God Enriches” — in schools everywhere.

Keep in mind the law already allows teachers to put the following up in their rooms: The national motto (“In God We Trust”), the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Constitution’s preamble, the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, any speeches or proclamations by the Founding Fathers or our presidents, “Published decisions of the United States Supreme Court,” and any acts passed by Congress.

Did they really need more God in that mix? (Hahahaha. As if we even have to ask.)

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