Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pledge of Allegiance

The following statement of U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on the Pledge of Allegiance case was issued today:

"For more than two hundred years, many of our expressions of national identity and patriotism have referenced God. The Supreme Court, which opens each session by saying ‘God save the United States and this honorable Court,’ has affirmed time and again that such official acknowledgments of our Nation’s religious heritage, foundation, and character are constitutional. The Department of Justice will continue vigorously to defend the ability of American schoolchildren to pledge allegiance to the flag."