Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"When government acknowledges that it is 'under God,' it acknowledges that it is not the source of our rights and therefore cannot deny them to us. Our rights come from a source higher than and prior to the government—from the Creator himself. A government that declares this is humbler and safer than one that imagines itself to be the source of all our freedoms.
To edit 'under God' out of the Pledge of Allegiance, or the Creator from the Declaration of Independence, would change far more than the wording of two famous utterances. It would shift our entire understanding of where our rights come from."
Interview with Matt Reynolds, "Why We Shouldn't Remove God from the Pledge of Allegiance," christianitytoday.com, Mar. 18, 2016
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 Emeritus, Becket Law, 2011-present
Member, Board of Directors, Becket Law
Trustee, University of Dallas
Founder and former President of Becket Law, 1993-2011
Former Attorney, Williams & Connolly
Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, US Department of Justice, 1986-1987
JD, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1985
MA, Theology, University of Notre Dame, 1982
BS, Theology and Economics, University of Notre Dame, 1979