On August 18, 2009, Neil McGettigan, Coordinator of the "In Galt We Trust" Campaign For A Secular America, set a new direction for the effort. He now plans to use the group to build secularly-oriented coalitions with other organizations committed to the separation of religion from the state.
In his new Home Page message located at the campaign's Facebook Group, Mr. McGettigan says:
The "In Galt We Trust" Campaign For A Secular America seeks to build and join secularly-oriented coalitions with a common interest in a strong separation of religion from the state. People can believe whatever they wish but it is outrageous that in a supposedly secular America, the government places "In God We Trust" on its money and in its courtrooms. The country's government and justice system should trust in the rule of law and respect for individual rights. It should not trust in God or Zeus or even jolly ole Santa Claus.
The "In Galt We Trust" campaign was started by Objectivists who wished to point out that reason and respect for individual rights should be the guiding principles behind our government and justice system, not trust in God.
Support the "In Galt We Trust" campaign by crossing out "God" from "In God We Trust" on your U.S. paper currency and replacing it with "Galt" so it reads "In Galt We Trust".
Exercising your 1st Amendment rights in this manner will make an important political statement.
The "In Galt We Trust" Campaign For A Secular America formed as an outgrowth of the original "In Galt We Trust" grassroots movement.
We intend to make our mark!
The "In Galt We Trust" Campaign For A Secular America Facebook Group is located at:
Neil McGettigan has served as President of the Objectivist Party of New Jersey since December 29, 2008.