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

Concerned Women for America Biography

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

“Americans want to preserve our national pledge, which represents our devotion and loyalty to our country. Hand upon heart, little children across the country should be able to continue reciting this pledge without the fear of it being stripped away by activist judges.

Our pledge distinguishes us from many other nations that also proclaim their patriotism. We as Americans are free from an established church and are ensured with the privilege to worship as we choose. Our pledge simply emphasizes that freedom.

The words ‘under God’ in our Pledge remind us of the many struggles our Founders had to endure through history to secure the freedoms we now enjoy. It is an oath uniting us as a nation and a promise to maintain the honor of our country.”

CWFA Press Release, July 19, 2006

Description:

Nation’s largest public policy women’s organization

Mission:

“The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens – first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society – thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.”

CWA website (accessed Aug. 14, 2007)

Other:
Non-governmental organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?
  2. Should the Pledge of Allegiance Be Removed from the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts?