Last updated on: 2/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

George W. Bush, MBA Biography

Title:
43rd President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The President’s reaction was that this ruling [on 6/26/02 declaring ‘under God’ in the Pledge as unconstitutional] is ridiculous. The Supreme Court, itself, begins each of its session with the phrase, ‘God save the United States and this honorable court.’ The Declaration of Independence refers to God or to the Creator four different times. Congress begins each session of the Congress each day with a prayer. And of course, our currency says, ‘In God We Trust.'”

U.S. Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, Press Conference, June 26, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the United States of America, 2001-present
  • Governor of Texas, 1994-2000
  • Two percent owner and one of two managing partners of the Texas Rangers, 1989-1994
  • Advisor and speechwriter for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign, 1987-1988
  • Ran unsuccessfully for 19th congressional district (West Texas), 1978
  • Founded Arbusto Energy in (Incorporated June 24, 1977) later renamed Bush Exploration, 1975-1977
  • Classified as an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, 1986-1973
Education:
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • BA, History, Yale University, 1968
Other:
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