In God We Trust
For nearly 240 years, America has placed its trust in God. This humble faith has given our nation strength in wartime, dignity and compassion toward those less fortunate, and hope in the face of unprecedented challenges.
The spirit of America is derived from deeply held Judeo-Christian values. We see these principles woven into the very fabric of our founding documents. They give substance to the freedoms we all cherish and echo in the words and prayers of patriots who rose up together with one voice.
President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” He also said, “Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience. … Without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. … If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
The battle for faith and religious freedom has been elevated to the forefront of our national discourse. For decades, there has been an undercurrent of targeted efforts to remove God from every vestige of American life. These battles now confirm a tangible reality that the things we hold sacred are slowly eroding all around us.
Unelected bureaucrats seek to remove God from the public domain, while rogue court challenges by anti-God factions and widespread misrepresentation of the phrase “separation of church and state” create a climate for censorship and promote religious discrimination.
The intolerant have commanded center stage long enough. John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”