There is a growing discussion on the concept of ‘separation of church and state’ in the Constitution. The Citizen has touched on this topic before, but the time has come for a more thoughtful and deliberate treatment.
Secular forces in America have sought to divorce our nation from God. When Nancy Pelosi unveiled a multi-million dollar Congressional Museum, the nation’s motto read ‘E Pluribus Unum’. While this slogan appeared on the Great Seal and on coins, the United States did not have an official motto until 1956 when 36 U.S.C. § 302 codified ‘In God We Trust’ as our motto. For the past fifty-four years, humanists, socialists, and atheists have sought to reverse this sentiment.