Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"Undoubtedly, the pledge contains a religious phrase, and it is demeaning to persons of any faith to assert that the words 'under God' contain no religious significance. The inclusion of those two words, however, does not alter the nature of the pledge as a patriotic activity."
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:
Judge, 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Ruled against Edward Myers, upholding Virginia state law requiring public schools to lead children in a daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, 2005
Nominated and confirmed to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1992
Private practice, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1980-1992
JD, University of South Carolina Law Center, 1980
BA, Columbia College, 1972
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