Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"The problem is that young school children are quite likely to view the pledge as affirming the existence of God and national subordination to God. The reference to God is one of the few things in the pledge that children understand."
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:
Former Partner of Covington & Burling LLP
Represented Edward Myers in the 4th Circuit case to strike down a Virginia law the required daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, 2005
Represented Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union as amici in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, 2004
Taught a PLI course that addressed First Amendment and Commerce Clause issues, 2000