Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"The President's reaction was that this ruling [on 6/26/02 declaring 'under God' in the Pledge as unconstitutional] is ridiculous. The Supreme Court, itself, begins each of its session with the phrase, 'God save the United States and this honorable court.' The Declaration of Independence refers to God or to the Creator four different times. Congress begins each session of the Congress each day with a prayer. And of course, our currency says, 'In God We Trust.'"
U.S. Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, Press Conference, June 26, 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:
President of the United States of America, 2001-present
Governor of Texas, 1994-2000
Two percent owner and one of two managing partners of the Texas Rangers, 1989-1994
Advisor and speechwriter for George H.W. Bush's presidential campaign, 1987-1988
Ran unsuccessfully for 19th congressional district (West Texas), 1978
Founded Arbusto Energy in (Incorporated June 24, 1977) later renamed Bush Exploration, 1975-1977
Classified as an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, 1986-1973