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Sunday, July 30, 2006

"In God We Trust"

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I have received an e-mail from Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ (NOT the ACLU!) which informs me that today is the 50th anniversary of our National Motto: "In God We Trust."

While the ACLJ is committed to preserving our Motto, you can bet the ACLU is dead set against it.
Use of the slogan "In God We Trust" dates back to the War of 1812. Fearing for the fate of America while watching the British attack Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key penned the words to the Star Spangled Banner. One line in the final stanza says, "And this be our motto - In God is our trust."

On July 30, 1956 - 50 years ago today - Congress passed legislation making "In God We Trust" our National Motto ... to reaffirm America's unique history and to distinguish us from atheistic nations who recognize no authority higher than the State.

It is a wonderful tribute to the morals and principles upon which our nation was founded.

And yet, there are certainly those who would like to eliminate "In God We Trust" from our country's landscape.

Just recently, Michael Newdow challenged our National Motto in a federal district court in California.

With the help of ACLJ members across America, we responded immediately. We filed an amicus brief on behalf of 47 members of Congress ...

... and the case was dismissed, as it has been time and again over the years. The court ruled that our National Motto has nothing to do with the establishment of religion.
Happy 50th Anniversary to our National Motto!

Read more about the history of our National Motto and the ACLJ's efforts to protect it.

Thank you, and have a good night.


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