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Letter: Has the nation forgotten the need for a higher power?

Published: Sunday, Sept. 16 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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On all of our U.S. coins are the words "In God We Trust." Do we really? I never heard God's name mentioned in either of the national conventions.

Did I miss something? Has our nation forgotten how the founders formed our government? Not by debates alone, but by coming together in acknowledging the need for a higher power than man's.

As Benjamin Franklin said, "The longer I live, the more convincing truths I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men." That is, if we let Him.

Laurel Banks

Salt Lake City

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