Last updated on: 3/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Liberty Counsel Biography

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

“It is not a violation of the Establishment Clause for our school children to acknowledge our religious heritage or to share in our religious identity by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with the words, ‘under God.’ To the contrary, the public and patriotic affirmation of God is the best of our national traditions, dating back to Christopher Columbus, continuing with our Founding Fathers, and persisting today.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Liberty Counsel Amicus Brief, 2003

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

“Liberty Counsel is a non-profit civil liberties education and legal defense organization. Liberty Counsel provides education and legal representation regarding the Free Speech, Free Exercise, and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Liberty Counsel Amicus Brief, 2003

Mission:

“Restoring the Culture One Case at a Time by Advancing Religious Freedom, the Sanctity of Human Life and the Traditional Family.”

Liberty Counsel website (accessed Apr. 30, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)