Wilson Statement on Pledge of Allegiance Ruling

Jun 26, 2002
Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today made the following remarks in response to a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional. “This ruling is absolutely wrong and completely out of step with Americans. The Pledge is a way for citizens of all faiths to come together, something we should all be celebrating now more than ever,” said Rep. Wilson. “The Pledge of Allegiance is a free expression of patriotism and unity that should be encouraged, not stripped away by a liberal court in San Francisco. If Senate Democrats are listening, we need common-sense judges, and we need them now.” ###