Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jon Carroll Biography

Title:
Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“As a matter of common sense, the court’s ruling is both sensible and obvious. ‘Under God’ is intrusive and unnecessary in a pledge of patriotism; we’re not speaking as believers; we are speaking as citizens.”

“Atheists and Pantheists May Take a Moment to Bask in Victory,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • National Magazine Award, 1979
  • Editor, New West Magazine, 1978
  • Editor, Village Voice, 1974
  • Editor, Oui, 1972
  • Assistant Editor, Rags, 1971
  • Rolling Stone, 1970
Education:
  • University of California
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?