Last spring, many Americans were shocked to discover that the new $1 Presidential coins no longer included “In God We Trust” on their face. Instead, the phrase had been moved to the rim of the coin, where it was unnoticeable and virtually unreadable. Then, because of a mint “mistake,” countless dollar coins were minted that didn’t have “In God We Trust” on the rim, either.
Atheists celebrated the development, but millions of Americans were not amused. Legislation was introduced by Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Robert Byrd (D-WV) to return “In God We Trust” to its historic place on the face of the coin. That legislation has passed both houses of Congress, and President Bush is expected to sign it into law. Congratulations! The people spoke, and it made a difference.
Take a minute right now to thank Sen. Byrd and Sen. Brownback for their stand. Go here and write them a thank you note, telling them you appreciate their patriotism and efforts to keep our National Motto on our coins.