In God We Trust ⋆ Politicrossing
Connect with us


In God We Trust



Initially appearing on our coins during the Civil War, “In God We Trust” became the official motto of the United States in 1956. It was meant to affirm that America’s political and economic prosperity of the nation was in God’s hands. But do we believe that today? We certainly don’t seem to act that way. Fewer are attending places of worship or affirming their faith as relevant to their day-to-day choices. The secular world wants to think that man has all the answers in spite of the riots, violence, and despair that our culture still seems to generate.

After spending a day at the Pacific Coast Futures Retreat hosted by Robert Tucker and jatin Das Gupta, I left with renewed hope for the future. Certainly, global warming and other challenges were noted, but rather than dwelling on the problems, the focus was put on innovation and collaborative problem solving’s role in inventing a future we can be proud of. When innovators put their focus on finding solutions, they can be downright impressive! It was a joy spending a day with talented, optimistic visionaries from many disciplines, both private and public. Instead of selling despair, they were all doing their part to cultivate hope.

Rinaldo Brutoco, one of the presenters focusing on the future role of hydrogen, also took a moment to share his experience of working in India with Mother Teresa. He talked of her amazing presence fueled by a rock-solid faith and an unrelenting call to serve. Even in the face of overwhelming challenges, she trusted that God would guide her path. She lived and served in the real world, but she trusted that God was in full control of the big picture.

Trending on Those Who Are to be Pitied Most

Long before they had any retreats focused on the future, the Bible provided a hopeful message of what men and women created in God’s image can do. Created by God to have dominion over nature, man was challenged not to destroy creation but to be good stewards of its many gifts and potential.

We were called to be open to the opportunities embedded in every day. In Psalm 118:24, the Psalmist writes, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Yes, we are to rejoice, not despair. We aren’t to waste a day or the opportunities available. We are to look for ways to put our God-given gifts to use in making each day the masterpiece in can become.

The dual impact of the faith filled coronation of King Charles with another mass shooting in Allen, TX reminds us of being accountable to a higher power and the desperate need for standards to demand we do what is right. As Dostoevsky so aptly stated in his Brothers Karamazov, “If there is no God, everything is permissible.”

Yes, life, even with God, will never be easy. Work and ethics are required to reap the benefits of our innovation. But fear not, God promised that we would find the strength to run the race well. In Isaiah 40:31, the Psalmist proclaims: “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not be faint.” Just as in past generation, we may not have all the answers to address the challenges we face, but with patient perseverance and a will to do what is right, we once again can achieve the purposeful progress God promises.

Never forget that it was out of these Judeo/Christian values, that America’s free-enterprise capitalism was forged. Citizens, given the opportunity to use their God-given gifts unencumbered by government interference and unnecessary controls, are free to live out their own American Dream and thrive. Yes, failures are often part of the price we pay on the road to success, but no country has been more successful than America in creating a culture of innovation and opportunity.

Embracing “In God We Trust” does not mean we leave everything to God. It just means that we know and trust the source of our solid ground. Joyce Meyer, in Hearing God Each Morning, writes: “If I were to say, ‘I am trusting God,’ but then I stay anxious and upset, then I am not really trusting God. If I were to say, “I am trusting God,’ but I sink into depression and despair, then ai am not really trusting God. When we truly trust God, we are able to enter into His rest and allow our hearts to settle into a place of unshakeable confidence in Him.” And if we trust God, we have reason to trust his creation and thus our own ability to achieve our own success.

God doesn’t create junk. He gives each of us wisdom, unique skills, and a sense of calling and purpose. What’s your place in America’s future? No politicians will give that to you. Find and develop your own skills, learn and keep relearning, network and collaborate with like-minded innovators, and find ways to serve that excite and inspire you. Trust that half of what you could do hasn’t even been created yet. Keep your eyes open every day and be ready to seize new opportunities. Why not join in the adventure of creating America’s future?

If you are still thinking our problems are too big to trust God and man’s innovations to handle, take time to look into the many solutions on the horizon. If you’re worried about the end of fossil fuels, hydrogen and fusion power are being developed to meet our needs. Watch a reporter in Israel share the potential of the

Aquarius Engine, a superlight hydrogen powered engine literally ready to be developed and used. There is no way of knowing whether this engine will win the day, but it’s exciting to know that there are alternatives already being created.

If we use the gifts God gave us to do what is right and to serve where we are planted, we just might be part of creating the future we all want to have. Instead of giving in to despair, cultivate a little more hope. Maybe, we can once more claim and live out our motto, “In God We Trust.” Amen.

To once again kindle a daily trust in God, consider purchasing Dr. Paulson’s newly released ”Joy Comes with the Morning” course today! Get ready to enjoy the 31 short, recorded messages on your computer or smart phone. Each message is designed to expand and enhance your joy-filled faith experience whenever you need or want it. Visit to start bringing more Christian joy to your morning today. Contact him at [email protected].

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this article. Please take a minute to share them in the comment section by clicking here. Or carry the conversation over on your favorite social network by clicking one of the share buttons below.

Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Speak Like a Pro, Meditations for the Trail, and The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA, Dr. Paulson has presented to such companies as IBM, 3M, Kaiser, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and associations. Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the Global Speakers Federation and the National Speakers Association. He’s been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to less than 230 speakers worldwide. Dr. Paulson is a long-time conservative Republican who has spoken to numerous Republican groups. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for and Terry brings knowledge, tasteful humor, and a passion for conservative principles to every presentation. Dr. Paulson graduated with honors from UCLA and received his PhD in psychology and an MA in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.


Dinesh D’Souza Launching Conservative Business Network to Defund the Left

Why give your money to people who hate you? That’s like tipping your executioner.



Are you a conservative business person? Then check out the Red Referral Network and partner with Dinesh D’Souza by clicking the banner below:

For years, conservative icon Dinesh D’Souza has told his followers that we need to create “parallel economies” and stop funding the left. It’s true, right? Why give your money to people who hate you? That’s like tipping your executioner.

Trending on Those Who Are to be Pitied Most

It is easy to boycott large companies like Nike, Target and Anhauser-Busch, but what about all of the small businesses and companies who take the profits you give them and fund leftist politicians? Think about it, you spend $30,000 on a new roof and your liberal roofer donates $3000 to leftists politicians and they stand in the public square and call you a racist, homophobic, sexist, transphobic insurrectionist! That make NO sense at all.

That’s about to end once and for all. It is time to cut off ALL leftwing businesses from our money. Introducing the Red Referral Network (RRN).

Dinesh has partnered with Motivational Speaker’s Hall of Fame Member Chris Widener to launch an exclusive business network for conservatives in business. There are three primary reasons to join the RRN:

1. Refer business and be referred business by fellow local conservatives. Don’t refer to lefties anymore – refer to those who share your values and beliefs.

2. Get weekly support and encouragement from other conservatives.

3. Get exclusive content each and every week from Dinesh D’Sousa made just for RRN members.

Registration is free and you can find out more about the Red Referral Network by clicking here.

Top Ten Reasons to Join a Networking Group:

Are you a conservative business person? Then check out the Red Referral Network and partner with Dinesh D’Souza by clicking the banner below:

Participating in a business referral network can offer numerous benefits for business professionals. Here are ten reasons why joining such a network can be advantageous:

Lead Generation: Business referral networks provide a structured environment for exchanging leads and referrals. Members can refer potential clients and customers to one another, fostering new business opportunities.

Increased Visibility: Being part of a referral network enhances your visibility within the local business community. As you actively engage and contribute, your business becomes more recognizable, leading to increased brand awareness.

Building Relationships: Networking is all about building relationships. Joining a referral network allows you to connect with like-minded professionals, fostering relationships that can lead to long-term business partnerships and collaborations.

Trust and Credibility: Referrals from trusted sources carry a higher level of credibility. Being a part of a referral network implies a level of trust among members, making the referrals more reliable and effective.

Diverse Skill Sets: Business referral networks often comprise professionals from various industries and backgrounds. This diversity can be advantageous, as it provides access to a wide range of skills, expertise, and perspectives that can benefit your business.

Professional Development: Engaging with other professionals in a referral network provides opportunities for continuous learning and professional development. You can gain insights into industry trends, best practices, and new technologies.

Resource Sharing: Members of a referral network can share resources, such as tools, software, or even office space. This can lead to cost savings and operational efficiencies for all involved.

Positive Influence: Surrounding yourself with motivated and successful individuals can have a positive impact on your own mindset and business strategies. A referral network can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.

Feedback and Advice: Business referral networks offer a supportive environment where members can seek feedback and advice from experienced professionals. This can be invaluable for overcoming challenges and making informed business decisions.

Community Involvement: Many referral networks are actively involved in community events and charitable activities. Joining such a network allows you to contribute to the community while also enhancing your business’s social responsibility image.

Remember, the success of a business referral network depends on active participation and genuine efforts to contribute to the network. Building relationships and providing value to others are key principles for maximizing the benefits of such networks.

Are you a conservative business person? Then check out the Red Referral Network and partner with Dinesh D’Souza by clicking the banner below:

Continue Reading


Why Conservative Capitalists Excel in Business



The world of business is a dynamic and complex arena where success depends on a combination of factors, including strategy, innovation, hard work, and adaptability. While various ideologies shape the landscape of entrepreneurship, conservative capitalists often stand out as exceptionally proficient in the business world. This article explores why conservative capitalists are often more successful in business and highlights the key principles and practices that contribute to their achievements.

I. Strong Embrace of Free Market Principles

Trending on Those Who Are to be Pitied Most

Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” concept: Conservative capitalists firmly believe in the power of a free-market economy, as espoused by the renowned economist Adam Smith. They understand that when individuals are allowed to pursue their self-interest, the overall economy benefits. This principle guides their business decisions, allowing them to capitalize on market forces and competition.

Efficient resource allocation: Conservative capitalists prioritize efficiency in resource allocation, seeking to maximize their assets and investments. This approach enables them to minimize waste, reduce costs, and enhance their competitiveness.

II. Emphasis on Personal Responsibility

Accountability: One of the hallmarks of conservative capitalists is their unwavering commitment to personal responsibility. They believe that individuals, not the government, are responsible for their own success and failures. This mindset encourages prudent decision-making and risk management in business endeavors.

Risk-taking with caution: Conservative capitalists are not averse to taking risks, but they do so cautiously. They thoroughly analyze potential opportunities and pitfalls, ensuring that each risk is calculated and based on sound judgment. This approach minimizes reckless decisions and increases the likelihood of positive outcomes.

III. Limited Government Intervention

Minimal regulatory burden: Conservative capitalists favor minimal government intervention in business affairs. They argue that excessive regulations can stifle innovation and economic growth. By advocating for less government involvement, they create an environment where businesses can thrive and prosper.

Lower taxes: Reduced taxation is a key principle for conservative capitalists. Lower taxes leave more capital in the hands of businesses, enabling them to invest in growth, create jobs, and contribute to economic prosperity.

IV. A Long-term Perspective

Sustainability and stability: Conservative capitalists take a long-term view of their businesses. They prioritize sustainability and stability over short-term gains. This approach allows them to weather economic downturns and build enduring enterprises.

Legacy building: Many conservative capitalists view their businesses as a legacy to be passed down to future generations. This motivates them to make prudent decisions that ensure the longevity and success of their enterprises.

V. Embrace of Traditional Values

Ethical leadership: Conservative capitalists often adhere to strong ethical values in their business practices. This commitment to ethical leadership fosters trust among customers, employees, and partners, which is essential for long-term success.

Respect for traditional institutions: Traditional values, such as family, community, and faith, are highly regarded by conservative capitalists. These values often drive their business decisions, emphasizing the importance of personal relationships and community involvement.

VI. Adaptability and Innovation

Embracing change selectively: While conservative capitalists maintain traditional values, they are not resistant to change. They recognize the importance of adapting to evolving market conditions and technological advancements while staying true to their core principles.

Pragmatic innovation: Innovation is a cornerstone of business success, and conservative capitalists understand this. They invest in research and development and embrace technological advancements when they align with their business goals.

VII. Focus on Frugality

Efficient spending: Conservative capitalists are known for their frugality and conservative financial management. They scrutinize expenses, avoid unnecessary overhead, and prioritize cost-cutting measures, which ultimately leads to higher profitability.

Debt aversion: They tend to be cautious about accumulating debt, preferring to build their businesses on a solid financial foundation. This strategy reduces financial risk and ensures the sustainability of their enterprises.


Conservative capitalists have a strong track record of excelling in the business world due to their adherence to key principles and practices that promote success. Their commitment to free market principles, personal responsibility, limited government intervention, long-term planning, and ethical values sets them apart as formidable entrepreneurs. While every ideology has its merits and drawbacks, the conservative capitalist approach to business has consistently proven effective in achieving profitability, stability, and sustainability.

Continue Reading


Our Newsletter

Become a Politicrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Sites We Like

Jesus, Master of Influence

Chris Widener, speaker and best selling author of The Art of Influence, teaches that Jesus is the master of influence. In sixteen sessions you will learn from one of the most influential communicators how the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is the best model for how to become an effective influence that can change people’s thoughts, beliefs and actions.


Our Newsletter

Become a PolitiCrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.