Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is fully consistent with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The words of the Pledge echo the conviction held by the Founders of this Nation that our freedoms come from God. Congress inserted the phrase “One Nation Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance for the express purpose of reaffirming America’s unique understanding of this trugh, and to distinguish America from atheistic nations who recognize no higher authority than the State.”

ACLJ Position Paper on the Pledge of Allegiance, Jan. 12, 2004

Description:

“The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) specializes in constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C.”

“In addition to providing its legal services at no cost to our clients, the ACLJ focuses on the issues that matter most to you – national security, protecting America’s families, and protecting human life.”

American Center for Law and Justice website (accessed Aug. 13, 2007)

Mission:

“The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and its globally affiliated organizations are committed to ensuring the ongoing viability of freedom and liberty in the United States and around the world.

By specializing in U.S. constitutional law, European Union law and human rights law, the ACLJ and its affiliated organizations are dedicated to the concept that freedom and liberty are universal, God-given and inalienable rights that must be protected.”

American Center for Law and Justice website (accessed Aug. 13, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?
  2. Should "In God We Trust" Be Removed from US Currency?
  3. Do the Words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance Improperly Endorse Religion?