Back in 1993, Christian music artist Carman released a powerful, emotional song called, “We Need God In America Again.” It’s amazing how song lyrics that were so relevant about 30 years ago, are even more relevant today than when originally released.
What could be referred to as a long-standing battle cry to for the heart and soul and future of America’s youth has been picked up by the state of Texas. A new state law requires public schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” on posters in a prominent place.
Texas Republican Sen. Bryan Hughes tweeted about Senate Bill 797 last week: “The national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ asserts our collective trust in a sovereign God.
I co-authored the bill in 2003 that allowed schools to display the motto, and last year I authored the ‘In God We Trust Act,’ which requires a school to display the motto if there is no cost associated with the display.”
Bill co-sponsor Republican Rep. Tom Oliverson of Houston also commented: “We just felt like it was a great opportunity to display our national motto in our public schools.
This was an idea I had after seeing something similar happen in a couple different states.” There are actually quite a few states who have been on-board with such a state law for a few years. A few of the most recent ones include Kentucky, Louisiana, South Dakota, Florida and Tennessee.
Each state has their own version of the law, but in general, signs or posters with the “In God We Trust” motto must be paid for privately and/or donated to the schools who will be displaying them.
For Texas in particular, Patriot Mobile is the private donor who provided the signs for several schools in Texas. It was back in 1956 when then President Eisenhower signed the national motto, “In God We Trust” into law. Since that time, Congress has voted multiple times to reaffirm the national motto. The most recent vote took place in 2011. Certainly opinions will vary in connection to the display of the national motto being signed into law by states.
"In God we Trust" YES I Agree we these Words to be really Hold on these. Glory be to God in the Highest.
Wow glory be to God this is good news thank you Texas more blessings
This is a good news!!!!! This will lead our new generation to a wonderful new start!
Try Merle Haggard in 1971. Jesus Take Hold
Now, We are on the right path again. Thank You Texas for being Strong Leaders following in God We Trust. I love it!! Maybe others will follow. Come on America and the rest of the World, In God We Trust is right. I hope that most People agree. In God We Trust on our Money to stay forever. It has always been, is now and always will be God’s World. God has been taking the lead forever. God does give us free will for a certain time period here on Earth. God wants us to follow the Law and Rules. We do have Man made Laws, God’s idea, but God is still in charge. I hope as many People as Possible agree with God. Thank You Father God for saving us. In Jesus Name Amen. God gave us the Bible as our guide. My opinion, everyone does not have to agree with me, but I hope that most of you will. I respect your opinions just like you respect my opinions. I Believe in the Constitution. This is guide lines for us to stay Strong and United as a Country. I also Believe in the Bible. This is also guide lines for us to follow. When we share our opinions with one another, this makes us strong and respectful to one another.
Whatever happened to separation of church and state???? We have over a hundred different religions in this country who believe differently than Christian’s! Shame on Texas for not honoring these differences!!!!
Silly me. I thought church was the place to publicly (or privately) practice and learn about religion and schools were to learn math, English, science, etc., in other words, to prepare children for that eventual grown up working world. Are those subjects taught in church? If individuals feel the need to pray in school can’t it be done privately and silently and not as a group mandate?