Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"Though the contested words 'under God' were added for all the wrong reasons at the height of the McCarthy epidemic in 1954, the amended pledge nonetheless conforms to the Founders' blueprint as expressed in the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. The American Creed: US values rest historically on a spiritual foundation grounded in nature."
Experts JD's (lawyers), US Presidents, federal appellate opinions, US Founding Fathers, Members of Congress, members of state legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the "under God" conflict and/or government and constitutional law, and those with PhD's in government, constitutional law or other relevant fields. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Council on the Environment of New York City, 1995-present
Senior Minister, All Souls Church, 1979-present
Executive Board Member, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
Board Member, Bridges Toward Justice
Montgomery Fellow and Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College, 1989
Columnist, Chicago Tribune, 1987-1988
PhD, Early Church History, Harvard University, 1978