Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Latin for “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law”) Is The Official State Motto Of Missouri. This is not an official Missouri State Motto but is accepted as an element of its official seal and is also shown on the flag together with another famous motto “United we Stand, Divided we Fall”. This famous National Motto Of Missouri phrase has been attributed to Aesop and was included in the John Dickinson revolutionary war song The Liberty Song. The Missouri State Motto phrase was also used by Patrick Henry in his last public speech, given in March 1799. The patriotic phrase of State Motto Of Missouri was inspired by the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) in ‘The de Legibus’, meaning ‘On the laws’, regarding Government, Philosophy, and Politics. The dialogue includes proposed reforms to the Roman Constitution. The phrase is the National Motto Of Missouri and the University of Missouri, accepted, like many other states, as an element of its state seal. State Motto Of Missouri also appears on many coats of arms, sometimes in variant forms such as Salus Populi suprema lex, or Salus populi suprema est. These coats of arms include the City of Salford, the London Borough of Lewisham, Eastleigh, Harrow, Southport, Lytham St. Anne’s, Tipton, Mid Sussex, West Lancashire, Swinton and Pendlebury, Urmston and Willenhall, Manassas Park, Virginia, and the Duquesne University School of Law.
Missouri State Nickname List
The Show-Me State
The origin of the official Shows Me nickname is unclear but the most credible is attributed to a speech by Missouri’s U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the US House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. Vandiver declared In his speech, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” The “Show Me” phrase is now used to convey the resolute, conservative, nonconforming character of the Missourians and it becomes the state nickname.
The Bullion State
This Missouri nickname name was originated with Thomas Hart Benton (1782 – 1858) the first U.S. Senator from Missouri who was nicknamed “Old Bullion”. Thomas Hart Benton was a dedicated supporter of hard currency in terms of gold and silver rather than the use of banks and paper money.