Faith in God has been the foundation of the United States of America since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which refers to the "Creator" as the source of all our fundamental human rights and in which the Founders expressed their "firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence."
Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia has authored the "In God We Trust" Resolution (H.Con.Res. 274), which reaffirms "In God We Trust" as our national motto and urges the motto to be publicly displayed "in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions."
This phrase was adopted in law as our official national motto in 1956, but has appeared on our coinage since 1865. In fact, the last piece of legislation Abraham Lincoln signed before his assassination authorized the use of "In God We Trust" on all coins minted in the United States.
The words "In God We Trust" appear over the entrance to the Senate Chamber and above the Speaker's rostrum in the House Chamber.
If these words are good enough for the chambers of Congress, good enough for all our coins and all our currency, and good enough to serve as our national motto, they are good enough to appear on the walls of every classroom in America.
Currently, 73 bipartisan members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of Rep. Forbes' resolution. If your representative is one of those 73, thank him today.
If your representative is not one of those 73, urge him to become a co-sponsor today. What possible reason could he have to oppose this?
We all recognize the need to return God to His proper place in our public life and especially in our system of public education. You can help return this nation to God by contacting your representative today!
Randy Forbes & the AFA, American Family Association 43 Comments
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Submitted By: The Watcher