The motto "In God We Trust" is being displayed in a growing number of Texas schools, thanks to a law that recently went into effect requiring its display in a prominent location in public schools and institutions of higher education in the state.
"The national motto, In God We Trust, asserts our collective trust in a sovereign God," Hughes said in an Aug. 17 statement on Twitter following an appearance for a Northwest Austin Republican Women's Club event.
Hughes shared a photo of one of the signs, saying he's encouraged by people "coming forward to donate these framed prints to remind future generations of the national motto."
The law states that Texas public schools and institutions of higher learning must display the national motto in a "conspicuous place," and an increasing number of signs featuring the words have been donated to school districts across Texas.
"Our mission is to passionately defend our God-given, Constitutional rights and freedoms, and to glorify God always," the company said in the statement.
"We are honored to be part of bringing God back into our public schools!" the company stated.
Carroll ISD shared a photograph of the donated signs in a post on Twitter.
But not everyone is pleased with the law that requires the display of the "In God We Trust" signage.
“I feel like they don't have a choice right now to put them up, but hopefully this will spark larger conversations about having more freedom of expression, so if they are allowed to put up signs like this there should be no reasons that other students or people can’t put up signs that have different messaging,” Kushwaha told the media outlet.
"In God We Trust" became the official motto of the United States in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that gave it the force of law.