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Does PMG really not know?

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the definition of our motto, "E Pluribus Unum"? Or is it their marketing company? Or have they succumbed to Al Gore's infamous re-definition?

 

I received the PMG newsletter yesterday with a link to an article on the security featuers of US currency, and in that article (link: http://www.pmgnotes.com/news/enews/2009/Fall/article2.asp) near they end of the article they state:

 

"2. The words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (meaning “one out of many”) appear at the top of the shield within the Great Seal."

 

The correct translation of this Latin phrase is "Out of Many, One" going all the way back to the original text from a poem attributed to Virgil. So PMG, please let us know if you believe our national motto is simply that we are one nation out of many, or the correct meaning that out of many people, we are one nation. The difference is subtle but incredibly meaningful.

 

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