III. Related Links
Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana, introduced Senate Joint Resolution 7 on Mar. 3, 2003. This joint resolution proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance and on United States currency. It was then submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Senate Joint Resolution 7 resolved “by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within 7 years after the date of its submission by the Congress:
SECTION 1. A reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance or on United States currency shall not be construed as affecting the establishment of religion under the first article of amendment of this Constitution.
SECTION 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
See the full text of Senate Joint Resolution 7 (PDF)
1. Read the full text of Senate Joint Resolution 7 (PDF)
3. Research Congressional Actions on the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Explanation of the First Amendment as it related to the Pledge of Allegiance.