Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"While I am confident this opinion will be overturned, it is more than a little disturbing that our nation's Constitution could be read this way. It stretches the First Amendment beyond credulity, and it places the opinion of unelected judges above the plain meaning of the Constitution and the nation's history, let alone common sense."
Press Release, Department of Education, June 27, 2002
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:
Seventh U.S. Secretary of Education, 2001-2005
National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators, 2001
Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education, 2000
National Association of Black School Educators' Superintendent of the Year, 2000
Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), 1994-2000
Richard R. Green Award, 1999
Trustee and officer on the Board of Education of the HISD, 1994-1989
Served for 10 years as the dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University (TSU)