“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee,
and we beg Thy blessings upon us,
our parents, our teachers, and our Country. ”
In 1962, objections to this simple children's prayer opened the door for a liberal Supreme Court decision to criminalize public players in America's public school system. Shortly thereafter, symbols of Christian belief, such as the Ten Commandments, became objects of scrutiny, and administrators shied away from even mentioning God for fear of admonishment. Ten years later, abortion was legalized and the decline of American morality and suppression of religious freedom started working its affects throughout our culture. But Texas lawmakers, and many throughout other states, have been putting a halt to this decline and reclaiming our freedom to express our faith, even in public schools, through good laws.
The United States has a long and treasured history as a Christian nation. All times of great crisis were accompanied by Americans who sought God for wisdom and strength.
From the moment settlers landed on the eastern shores of the American continent, prayers dedicated the New World to furthering the Gospel of Christ. During the 1700s, Patriots fought bravely and called upon God to help win the War for Independence. During the Civil War, "In God We Trust" was embossed on coinage, even though both sides sought God for victory. Heroic soldiers challenged Mexico and sought God to help win the war for Texas Independence. And during the 1900s Americans and their Allies persevered against the evil forces of the anti-God ideologies and atrocities of Nazism and Communism with the help of their strong faith in God.
After the bitter ending of World War II, Congress voted voted unanimously that "In God We Trust" was to be the National Motto of the United State of America.
The National Motto Project is a nonprofit ministry established June, 2019, in Brazoria County, Texas, by a small band of patriots who desire to break the notion that proclaiming belief in a trustworthy God is illegal. Our mission is to share information on how to procure In God We Trust posters, prepare them for distribution, and deliver National Motto signs to public and private buildings for display, particularly public schools including institutions of higher education.
We want to reclaim the faith of students in our schools, and embolden the resolve of our communities with this simple phrase displayed throughout Texas. We want to help the confused and the abandoned, and those who have no hope, so that they might see these words and turn to and put their trust in God. We want to inspire and encourage people of faith to fully express their belief in God without fear. However, we need your help to spread the Word and the good news of a great Texas law.
In 2003, with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, still fresh on the minds of Americans, a new law became Texas Education Code, Section 1.004, on the Display of the National Motto, In God We Trust. Signed by then Governor Rick Perry, the Code gave teachers the right to hang a copy of the National Motto in their classrooms. But the law was forgotten for a long time. Rediscovered by Linda Kellogg, Founder of National Motto Project, plans were made to get In God We Trust posters into the hands of any teacher who wanted one. National Motto Project was formed to help implement the project, and nearly 600 laminated posters were distributed. The code was weak and some school administrators were leery of the idea.
But Jesus was working and calling God-fearing reps from around the country to create a stronger law so His Father's name could once again be back in school. With the help of National Christian Lawmakers Association (NACL) led by Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert, Texas House of Representative Dr. Tom Oliverson and Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes filed twin bills during the 87th Legislature to strengthen the code. And thanks to strong support by other legislators, the bill passed, and in June, 2021, the revised Texas Education Code 1.004 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott. This law requires all public schools, including those of higher education, to prominently display a durable sign of the United States National Motto, "In God We Trust," if one is donated for display. No public funds are used for the project. Donations by the good citizens of each community are required to accomplish this task throughout our great state of Texas.
We have been given the opportunity and the duty, with the backing of good law, to display "In God We Trust" in all Texas public schools, but the responsibility falls on us as individuals, organizations, or communities.
The National Motto Project has partnered with the American History and Heritage Foundation (AHHF) to provide Texas law compliant posters to all o who believe in the message. AHHF also has an agreement with Hobby Lobby Corporation to sell communities their drop in frames at a greatly reduced price. If you want to be a part of history and a great awakening, follow the link below to learn how to make your mark.