Is Our National Motto “In God We Trust” In Danger?

Is Our National Motto “In God We Trust” In Danger?

Do you know what our national motto is? It’s “In God We Trust.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower established that phrase in 1956 and it was signed into law.

If you listened to Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic Convention or Barack Obama’s controversial comments in Indonesia five years ago, however, you might think our motto is “E Pluribus Unum.” That Latin phrase means “out of many, one.” That phrase may be on the back of paper money, but it’s not legally our motto. “In God We Trust” is.

In fact, it just had its 60th birthday on Saturday, July 30th.

So why are these major political figures trying to redefine this? Could it be reflecting an increasing societal shift away from God? Perhaps. Or perhaps it's the work of a political agenda. Whatever the case, it’s imperative that we do not let this happen. The American Center for Law and Justice, has filed an amicus brief trying to protect the national motto from frivolous lawsuits. There are nearly 150,000 signatures on their petition.

This issue is just one of many to keep in mind. We have a choice. We can either watch our nation slip away or stand up and do something about it.

 

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