With God, all things are possible

With God, all things are possible

"With God, all things are possible" is the state motto of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is derived from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 19, Verse 26.[1]

The following brief history of this motto is taken from conservative author Robert Struble's Treatise on Twelve Lights:[2]

About the same time America was entering the space age, a nine year old Cincinnati boy, Jimmy Mastronardo, traveled to his State capitol at Columbus, registered as a lobbyist, and campaigned over the next three years for a new State motto. The boy's dream became political reality. It was enacted by both houses of the Ohio legislature, and in July 1959 was signed into law by then Governor Michael Vincent DiSalle.

Previously, in 1866, a Republican General Assembly adopted the motto Imperium in Imperio (Latin: "An Empire Within an Empire" or "Sovereignty Within Sovereignty"[3]); only a year later, a Democratic Assembly repealed it.[4] Until the current motto was adopted in 1959, Ohio remained without a state motto.[5]


See also

  • 1876 lithograph depicting, among others, the 1866 Ohio seal, bearing Imperium in Imperio (third column from left, third seal from top)

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