“In God We Trust”, the national currency, appears on every US dollar bill and coin. But what does this mean for the character of the country if it is no longer true?
Most Americans have long believed that divine providence has been central to the establishment and development of the nation. The story we have been taught begins with the pilgrims, who sought refuge in the new world to escape the persecutions of the old. Roger Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island as a refuge for those facing religious persecution in Massachusetts. Abraham Lincoln ended slavery in the Emancipation Proclamation by “the gracious grace of Almighty God”.