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

Grassfire (formerly Grassfire.net) Biography

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

“The words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance are not an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held this to be the case…

To continue to allow school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in its current form does not establish a particular religion or advance a non-secular agenda. To the contrary, the recognition of a creator who is the source of all rights, by the United States government, is the first step towards properly administrating protecting the rights of all American citizens.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Grassfire.net Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

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

“Grassfire.net is a grassroots organization representing over one million United States citizens. Led by citizens who want to use the internet to expand their impact on important political and social issues, Grassfire.net is one of the nation’s fastest growing centers of online citizen activism.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Grassfire.net Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Mission:

“Our goal is to impact key issues in our nation by equipping hundreds of thousands of citizens with tools that give our partners a real impact on issues. Through online petitions and breakthrough media efforts, Grassfire.org is building a proactive Alliance of conservative citizens who can make a difference in our nation.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Grassfire.net Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Other:
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  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?