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Congress Preserves Reminders of God's Hand upon America

For Immediate Release. October 10, 2002The House of Representatives should be praised for their efforts in passing the Reaffirming Congress’ Commitment to the Pledge of Allegiance and Our National Motto In God We Trust by a vote of 401-5 on Tuesday, October 8, 2002.  The measure calls for keeping “In God We Trust” as the national motto and to keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.  As the nation continues its war on terrorism and prepares for a war against Iraq, it is critical for this nation’s people as well as its political leaders to draw their strength and courage from God and realize that America would not be great if it were not for the grace of God.  As long as we recognize this and focus on being a moral and righteous people and pay tribute to God for our success, He will never leave us or forsake us.

In 1942, Congress adopted the Pledge of Allegiance.  In 1954, Congress passed a resolution adding the words “Under God.”  They realized that the United States would remain a unique, prosperous and free nation as long as it recognized that America is under God’s authority and providence.  When “Under God” was added, it was at a time in this nation’s history when Americans were alert to the imperialistic threats of atheistic Communism during the 1950’s.  These members of the Congress believed that it was important to reaffirm the idea that this is a nation that does not give allegiance to atheistic materialism but to God.

In the development of the American governmental system, biblical principles play a major role.  This nation should never forget this fact.  One such way to help America remember its government’s past is to have a national motto “In God We Trust.” 

“Religion and morality are indispensable supports that result in a nation’s political prosperity,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  “If this nation is to endure and survive as our Founding Fathers intended, it must continue to be a nation that always puts God first, for as William Penn said, ‘Those who will not be governed by God, will be ruled by tyrants.’”

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Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
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