Last updated on: 3/6/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for Public Justice Biography

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

“Considered in its context, the phrase ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance represents not an endorsement of monotheism, but rather a proposition from the Declaration of Independence that is both theological and political, namely, that all individuals are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.’ The phrase was adopted to affirm the basis for this country’s concept of limited government.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Center for Public Justice Amicus Brief, Dec. 19, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Center for Public Justice is a national, public policy and civic-education organization that advocates the equal treatment of all faiths in the public square. For 25 years the Center has been advancing the case for the free exercise and non-establishment of religion in public as well as in private life.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Center for Public Justice Amicus Brief, Dec. 19, 2003

Mission:

“Our mission is to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in pursuit of our purpose to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Center for Public Justice Amicus Brief, Dec. 19, 2003

Other:
Non-profit 501 (c)(3)