Text: H.Con.Res.253 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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[H. Con. Res. 253 Introduced in House (IH)]







109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 253

   Expressing the sense of the Congress that reciting the pledge of 
  allegiance by students attending public schools contributes to the 
 moral foundation of our Nation and urging the Supreme Court to uphold 
                    the pledge's constitutionality.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 27, 2005

 Mr. Bonilla (for himself, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Sam Johnson of 
Texas, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. Carter, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Burgess, Mr. 
 Fortuno, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Hall, Ms. Granger, and Mr. 
 Moran of Kansas) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which 
             was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
   Expressing the sense of the Congress that reciting the pledge of 
  allegiance by students attending public schools contributes to the 
 moral foundation of our Nation and urging the Supreme Court to uphold 
                    the pledge's constitutionality.

Whereas reciting the pledge of allegiance at public schools is entirely 
        consistent with our American heritage of reinforcing our commitment to 
        the Nation and seeking Divine guidance and protection in all of our 
        undertakings;
Whereas our Nation's public schools provide a significant and long-lasting 
        impact on the character and values developed among young people;
Whereas lower court rulings about reciting the pledge of allegiance have placed 
        school and community leaders in the difficult position of choosing 
        between conflicting values, rights, and laws;
Whereas congressional leaders have found value in beginning each legislative day 
        with the pledge of allegiance;
Whereas statements of national loyalty and the reaffirmation of national loyalty 
        nurture pride in being a United States citizen;
Whereas reciting the pledge of allegiance in public schools is entirely 
        consistent with our American heritage;
Whereas belief in a Supreme Power and the virtue of seeking strength and 
        protection from that Power is prevalent throughout our national history, 
        and inscribed on our currency; and
Whereas reinforcing our commitment to the Nation and seeking Divine guidance and 
        protection in all of our undertakings reflects the American values of 
        charity and fortitude: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) the national pledge of allegiance recited by public 
        school students is constitutional under the First Amendment to 
        the Constitution; and
            (2) the Supreme Court, accordingly, should uphold the 
        constitutionality of such practices.
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