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Rep. Pitts: Court's Decision is Big Win for Kids, Common Sense

Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Pitts: Court's Decision is Big Win for Kids, Common Sense

Washington-Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) today called the Supreme Court's decision to toss out a challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance a win for kids and common sense. The Court ruled that Michael Newdow did not have standing to bring the suit on behalf of his daughter of whom he does not have custody.

"The 9th Circuit was wrong when it ruled in 2002 that the Pledge of Allegiance, a time-honored expression of patriotism, was unconstitutional. Today's decision is a victory for kids and for common sense. It restores the liberty guaranteed to us by the First Amendment.

"The Pledge of Allegiance is a recognition that America is united by pride and patriotism. It recognizes the same thing that pollsters still tell us, that more than 90 percent of the American people believe in God. It recognizes that while America doesn't impose beliefs on its citizens, we still have values and principles that bind us together," said Congressman Pitts.

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