Last updated on: 3/7/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Common Good Foundation Biography

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

“The Pledge of Allegiance does not mandate a religious belief in God, establish a religion, or constitute a government endorsement of a religion. Rather, it is an affirmation of allegiance to a nation which describes itself as being ‘under God.’ If an individual does not believe in God, they can still be a loyal citizen of a republic that does.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Common Good Foundation Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“…Common Good Foundation is a not for profit foundation committed to the mission of the Common Good Movement: the advancement of true social justice, the protection of human rights, and the promotion of the Common Good. Common Good Foundation is committed to education, motivation, and ministry proceeding from its four pillars of participation: the dignity of life, primacy of the family, authentic human freedom, and solidarity with the poor.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Common Good Foundation Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Mission:

“The primary purpose of the organization is to fostor Christian service in America. The foundation serves its mission b its four pillars of participation: life, freedom, family and solidarity with the poor. THe foundation achieves its mission through public education, motivation, inspiration and public service.”

Guidestar.org (accessed May 7, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?