Before the August recess, a resolution will be voted on by the House of Representatives that will require the Capitol Visitor Center to engrave the words In God We Trust” and the Pledge of Allegiance onto the walls of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). Already, references to religion and faith are included in several permanent exhibits, and the words “In God We Trust” are even present in one exhibit. But that’s enough for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who are pushing for a larger, bolder display of the words “In God We Trust” and the post 1954 Pledge of Allegiance to be engraved on the walls of the CVC.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that this additional engraving could cost tens of thousands of dollars. Join me in telling members of Congress that it is inappropriate for taxpayer money to be spent on promoting a false and distorted idea of America that alienates the millions of nontheistic Americans who neither “trust in God” nor pledge "under God.