Preserves Reminders of God's Hand upon America
For Immediate Release.
October 10, 2002 The
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.
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.”
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.’”
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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