With all the chaos and uncertainty in our country today one thing should remain steadfast: our national motto “In God We Trust.”
64 years ago today, President Eisenhower formalized what had already been inscribed in the heart of our nation when he signed into law ‘In God We Trust’ as our official national motto.
With so many voices across our land trying to pull that motto down or erase it altogether, I was honored to sponsor H.Con Res 13 in 2011 which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 396 to 9. This Resolution reaffirmed “In God We Trust” as our national motto and went further by encouraging its public display in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.
Watch my 2 ½ minute video describing how the ‘In God We Trust’ initiative has swept the nation.
Since that time, more people are boldly displaying ‘In God We Trust’ than ever before. Police, Sheriff, and Fire departments are displaying it on their vehicles and uniforms. City Councils and School Boards are putting it up where they meet. Mississippi legislators recently voted to add it to their state flag, and one individual in Texas recently bought 1,000 ‘In God We Trust’ decals to give out to friends and family wherever he goes.
But as you know, there is a Fight for Faith in America and we have all just begun.
The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation and partners have been instrumental in putting up over 3 million ‘In God We Trust’ decals and displays all across America. You can join millions who are declaring that it is IN GOD WE TRUST by getting one of our NEW AND IMPROVED decals.
In God We Trust – these four words have strengthened and unified the American people time and again. Your display of our motto is a simple but powerful message that is uniting millions of voices that refuse to be silenced. Get your decal now!
Here’s more fun history around our national motto ‘In God We Trust”:
For Faith and Freedom,
J. Randy Forbes
(Member of Congress 2001-2016)
President and Founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation