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Sam Brownback, JD Biography

Title:
46th Governor of Kansas
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“There is nothing more American than the Pledge of Allegiance and an acknowledgement of God is at the heart of our founding principles and is our nation’s motto. The district court ruling [Eastern District of California’s Newdow v. U.S. Congress ruling] seriously undermines our ability as a nation to encourage civic pride, respect for our heritage, and much-needed patriotism in our public square.”

Press Release, Sep. 16, 2005

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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:
  • US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Feb. 1, 2018-present
  • 46th Governor of Kansas, Jan. 10, 2011-Jan. 2018
  • US Senator (R-KS), 1997-2011
  • Distinguished Christian Statesman, Center for Christian Statesmanship, 2000
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1995-1996
  • Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-1993
  • Chair, Senate Values Action Team
Education:
  • JD, University of Kansas, 1982
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Pledge of Allegiance Be Removed from the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts?