How many Americans know the fourth stanza of the Star Spangled Banner well?
Oh! Thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And so, it is with great amusement that I hear many assert that America is a secular country.
Americans acknowledge God in their founding document, the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge of Allegiance, in their courtrooms, in their national anthem, and on their money… God is everywhere.
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