Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"When a staff member told me this [Elk Grove v. Newdow decision], I frankly, thought they were joking. This is a decision that offends our national morality, that rejects the most universally-shared values of our country, that diminishes our unity and that attempts to undercut our strength at a time after September 11, when we need the strength and unity that our shared faith in God has historically brought the American people and does today.
There may have been a more senseless, ridiculous decision issued by a court somewhere at some time, but I've never heard of it."
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:
U.S. Senator (D-CT), 1989-present
Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Association of the United States Army, 2006
Jefferson Lincoln Award, Panetta Institute, 2005
Navigator Award, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 2004
Champions of Democracy, DC Vote, 2002
National Legislative Award, League of United Latin American Citizens, 2002
Congressional Leadership Award, American Jewish Committee, 2001
Democratic Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000
Architect of the New Century, The Nixon Center, 1997
Jackson Award, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, 1997
Attorney General, State of Connecticut, 1983-1988
Partner, Lieberman, Segaloff and Wolfson, 1972-1983
Majority Leader, Senator, Connecticut State Senate, 1971-1980
Democratic Nominee, United States House of Representatives, 1980
LLB, Yale Law School, 1967
BA, Politics, Economics, Yale University, 1964
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