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One Nation, Under God: Support the Pledge Protection Act!

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

The House of Representatives could vote at any time on the Pledge Protection Act, H.R. 2389. CMC strongly supports this bill, which would limit the jurisdiction of federal judges to make rulings concerning the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Pledge Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., responds to a ruling the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made in 2003 declaring the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional. An earlier version of the bill passed in the House in the previous session of Congress, but did not gain the necessary support to pass in the Senate. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Ninth Circuit in 2004 on technical grounds, but did not rule on the merits of the case.

A companion bill, S. 1046, is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

In this session of Congress, the bill has 197 co-sponsors. To see a list of co-sponsors, click here.

“This bill would guarantee the right of school children across the nation to affirm that the United States truly is one nation under God,” said Pastor Rod Parsley, founder and president of the Center for Moral Clarity. “The House of Representatives should pass this bill promptly.”

Don’t be fooled by the cries of liberal organizations that bills like this one, which prohibit the federal courts from considering cases in a specific area of law, are unconstitutional. They’re not. In fact, the Constitution specifically grants Congress the power to determine what kind of cases the judiciary can and cannot hear.

To send an e-mail to your Member of Congress, asking him or her to vote for the Pledge Protection Act, click here.


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