Seven minute video packed with worthwhile inspiration from The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation
The reaffirmation of “In God We Trust” is a significant step in protecting and preserving our first amendment right to religious liberty, a freedom that is being threatened by an ongoing battle to remove God from the public domain in America. The word “God” and the motto “In God We Trust” have been challenged, especially regarding their display in public buildings, such as the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and schools. View the text of H. Res. 13 here.
If God is removed from the United States, it allows the government freedom to set the moral order of right and wrong. The Congressional reaffirmation of “In God We Trust” is a move that solidifies the foundation set by the Founding Fathers, who established this nation on the belief that God sets the moral order. If this were to be removed from our nation’s beliefs, it would give the government license to control the lives of the American citizens based on their own moral code.
However, our Founding Fathers through the first amendment of the United States Constitution granted every citizen the constitutional right to freedom of religion. This vote reaffirms our constitutional right and serves as a bold proclamation from Congress that God our Creator is still the foundation of our nation’s trust, not man.