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The Fuljenz article on "In God We Trust - The Story of our national motto" has appeared in various forms in numerous newspapers, magazines and journals. Below are listed some of the current listings:


  • Defending "In God We Trust" Motto Focus Of Free Anaheim Educational Presentation, August 11

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    Paul Stein, (409) 860-9077

    “Some critics of ‘In God We Trust’ may be ignorant of the phrase’s long history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress,” points out award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz.

    (Anaheim, California) – An educator and acclaimed writer will give a free, informative presentation on defending the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in Anaheim, California on Thursday, August 11, 2016.  The public is invited.

    The program will be presented by Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas as part of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money®, a family-friendly, educational event, August 9 – 13.  In a 1954 resolution, the association supported the placing of “In God We Trust” on all U.S. currency.

    The 45-minute, illustrated presentation by Fuljenz entitled, “Should ‘In God We Trust’ Be Banned From Money?,” will start at 1 pm on August 11 in room Avila A on the 4th floor of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 777 W Convention Way.  Audience members will learn how the motto was developed and why its historical timeline is important to its continued use today.



  • Letter from Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas

    November 4, 2015

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  • A star-spangled tribute to "In God we trust"

    JULY 2, 2015
    By Mike Fuljenz, Special to the Message

    Exactly half a century before the motto "In God We Trust" first appeared on circulating U.S. coinage, a close approximation of this now-famous phrase turned up in a poem that went on to attain equally iconic status when it was set to music and became "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    Few Americans are aware of this precursor, for the words are embedded in the seldom read and almost never sung fourth stanza of the poem, but it provides a fascinating link between their country s official national motto and official national anthem.