Another state has passed legislation to shift its classrooms away from woke ideology and fringe beliefs and toward a more God-centered environment. Teachers have taken more liberties in recent years in pushing their own narratives on kids through classroom décor, posters, and so on, much to the anger of some parents.

In Louisiana, the phrase “In God, We Trust” is now required to be placed in every public classroom. HB 8 went into effect this week, just in time for the upcoming school year in Louisiana. It’s a step in the right direction for public schools.

Each public school classroom, according to the new legislation, “shall display the national motto in each building it uses and classroom in each school under its jurisdiction.” In terms of size and composition, the state has also established strict requirements for where and how the motto should be exhibited.

Without size limits, many teachers or schools that did not feel forced to respect the law would undoubtedly hide the national motto somewhere in each room merely to be technically compliant. In Louisiana, however, this will not be the case.

“The nature of the display shall be determined by each governing authority, with a minimum requirement that the national motto shall be displayed on a poster or framed document that is at least eleven inches by fourteen inches,” the law states. The motto must be the focal point of the poster or framed document and must be put in a large, legible typeface.”

To avoid the inevitable criticism about school funds being used for anything related to God, the law was also drafted such that schools were not required to spend money allotted for their budget. Church groups, residents, and other like-minded organizations can instead provide money for the signs, or even the signs themselves.

Surprisingly, Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law in June. Despite being a Democrat, the Governor recognized the desire of the people and the growing conservative movement countrywide in terms of reintroducing God’s name into the national motto.

Louisiana joins a rising number of states determined to bring our national motto back into the public spotlight, at least in public places. Similar legislation has recently been approved in Florida, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Texas.

While it may appear to be a minor, insignificant gesture, many people have long opposed the display of anything related to God in public places. For years, anti-religious campaigners have contended that the official use of the phrase by the United States discriminates against individuals of different faiths.

However, given that the vast majority of American citizens are religious, and the country was founded on religious freedom, displaying the national motto in public should not be a contentious decision.

Combine that with the fact that “In God We Trust” is printed on every piece of paper currency, which, not surprisingly, anti-religious groups have no problem accepting and spending, and we have a simple decision. Return the national motto to all public locations and begin the process of returning this country to normalcy.