|Grateful Greetings July 4, 1991
Why is "In GOD We Trust" the essential as well as the legal motto of our Country?
The Founders knew.
The Father of our Country - George Washington, "...it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty GOD...."
The Author of the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson, "GOD who gives us life, gives us liberty." "We hold these truths to be self-evident...all men are...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...."
Father of the Constitution - James Madison, "...we have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations."
Diplomat, Inventor, Philosopher - Benjamin Franklin, "...the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth, that GOD governs in the affairs of men....We have been assured, 'Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it....'" Ps. 127:1
Let us not forget. So long as "We the People" know and validate our national motto, "In GOD We Trust," by following the example of the Founders who pledged their Lives, their Fortunes and their Sacred Honor, a society that provides order with freedom is secure.
We must never allow the "Separation of Church and State" to be misinterpreted to separate the nation from GOD.
"In GOD We Trust" is the Golden Rule of a Free Society.