While this motto may seem strong and resilient to unknowing readers, it associates with a statewide controversy that, until recently, hadn’t caught the attention of many Mashpee residents. With new petitions passed by the town government, however, you may be seeing it more than ever.
Does it sound familiar? Unless you are versed in Latin and state flags, it’s unlikely that you have ever noticed the Massachusetts motto, less so likely that you knew it’s meaning. However, it has been surrounding all of us Massachusetts residents since the first banners flew in Plymouth colony, and is even present on the Mashpee town seal.