July 2, 2023

JUL 2, Latin States of America (USA): mottos #1

With the aid of Wikipedia, it was discovered that 24/50 states of the USA as well as the District of Columbia have Latin mottos. Other non-English languages used in state mottos include 1 each for Greek, French, Spanish, Hawaiian and Chinook. There are 22 states whose mottos are proclaimed only in English (a few states, e.g. Minnesota, have more than one official motto!).
These findings suggest that as the sole issue in a presidential election, the English-motto-only states would lose the Electoral college tally as well as the popular vote.  

English equivalents:
CT: Who transplanted sustains
DC: Justice to all
MA: By the sword we seek peace, but only under liberty
MD: Manly deeds, womanly words
ME: I direct 
NY: Ever upward!
VA: Thus always to tyrants
VT: May the 14th star shine bright.

English equivalents:
KS: To the stars through adversity
KY: Let us give thanks to God
MI: Manly deeds, womanly words
MN: I long to see what is beyond 
MO: The welfare of the people is the highest law
WV: Mountaineers, always free.

This adventure continues into other parts of the country. Click HERE!

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