Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"Jurists have increasingly substituted social and cultural norms for reason — as advocated by Hamilton — to decide legal questions afflicting our nation today. Legal decision-making now rests on balancing competing interests — these interests being constitutional principles and political correctness. Regrettably, political correctness often prevails.
An importunate citizen has commenced the debate over the constitutionality of the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge, a handful of appointed judges on the West Coast have continued this litigation, and it will take nine justices at the helm of our nation’s court system to resolve the conflict of laws.
Whether 'under God' remains in or is removed from the Pledge, there will undoubtedly be some despondent people in this nation. Nonetheless, life is often a zero-sum game — someone must gain something at another’s expense. The question to be asked, though, is at what expense are we willing to renounce our nation’s history, constitutional principles and commitment to the rule of law to appease a small sect of our society?"