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

WallBuilders 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. Our school children do not need to be shielded from our religious identity. Instead, they should be encouraged to participate in the one common thread running through our public life – belief and acknowledgment of ‘nature’s God.'”

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

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

“WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the constitutional, moral and religious foundation on which America was built. The organization owns a vast collection of thousands of original documents and writings from early American history and was appointed by the State Boards of Education in States such as California and Texas to help write the American history and government standards for students in those States. WallBuilders has received numerous educational and legal awards and has participated in cases at the U.S. Supreme Court as well as lower federal and state courts.”

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

Mission:

“WallBuilders’ goal is to exert a direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by (1) educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of our country; (2) providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies which reflect Biblical values; and (3) encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.”

WallBuilders website (accessed Apr. 30, 2007)

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