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Lawmaker Refuses Pledge of Allegiance
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 10/07/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT by John Semmens

Pennsylvania state Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) declined to lead attendees of a House State Government Committee meeting in a pledge of allegiance. Although the pledge has normally been considered a non-controversial ritual for such meetings, Josephs found it to be highly objectionable.

“Where do I begin to enumerate the improprieties of injecting these words into our process,” Josephs said. “Well, first off, this is a state legislature, not a federal legislature. Why should my allegiance, or lack thereof, to the nation be an issue? What relevance does it have to the State of Pennsylvania?”

“Second, the pledge mentions God,” Josephs continued. “I don’t believe in God. Why should I lead others is a recitation that offends my beliefs?”

“Finally, the pledge’s assertion that ours is a republic with liberty and justice for all doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” Josephs concluded. “A republic is a representative form of government. Yet, many are barred from voting because they can’t prove they’re citizens or they’ve been incarcerated for committing crimes. The fact that so many Americans are incarcerated shows that liberty nor justice is not for all. So, why should I perpetuate a lie?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://constitutionclub.org/2012/10/06/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-38/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: democrats; flag; satire

1 posted on 10/07/2012 12:13:37 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Get the hell out of my country b!tch!


2 posted on 10/07/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: John Semmens

She must represent a majority of the people or how else would she get elected?


3 posted on 10/07/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: John Semmens

Today’s Democrats.

They aren’t Americans.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 12:35:29 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: John Semmens

bump!

Nice and realistic


5 posted on 10/07/2012 12:38:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

This was believable enough that I didn’t notice right away that it was satire. LOL


6 posted on 10/07/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by NJRighty (AB0)
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To: Leep

She must represent a majority of the people or how else would she get elected?
...........................................................
There may be a couple of reasons.

I would bet she didn’t talk this sheit before she was elected.
I would bet half the people who elected her were ignorant of her true feelings.
And of course she is a Democrat, probably in a highly Democrat district, that would elect a dog turd with a D behind it’s name. In fact they did just that.

Life aint easy being big fat and greasy, and that is an apt description of this Godless scumbag.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 12:42:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: John Semmens
"What relevance does it have to the State of Pennsylvania?”

Let me TELL you something you ignorant ***t ... Pennsylvania is a COMMONWEALTH !

8 posted on 10/07/2012 12:42:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: John Semmens

Damn! YOU are gonna give me a freakin heart attack one of these days! I was all set to get PI*SED!


9 posted on 10/07/2012 12:45:48 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: NJRighty

Google “Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia)”


10 posted on 10/07/2012 12:49:08 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Leep

Seems she got unelected in the primary.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: John Semmens


Get a look at the ugly old hag. She could almost give Helen Thomas a run for her money!
12 posted on 10/07/2012 12:53:31 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: unixfox

totally agree. they are suppose to uphold and protect the constitution fricking aholes.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 12:58:19 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: knarf
Google “Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia)”

Oh wow, it really was more truth than satire. Thanks!

14 posted on 10/07/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by NJRighty (AB0)
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To: John Semmens

There’s a zombie for you... Dead inside, but still walking.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: John Semmens
Ya got me again. But just for the hell of it.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 1:09:36 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: John Semmens

If someone will not pledge allegiance to our republic, how can they be qualified to hold office?


17 posted on 10/07/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: John Semmens

Nothing that ugly should be called Babette.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 1:43:50 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: John Semmens

Are you sure this is satire, John? Bernie Sanders is known in VT to have stood up and turned his back on the flag during the pledge at a high school basketball game.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 2:38:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: John Semmens

Pay her in script. That doesn’t say in God we trust. Let her trust the state to give her something of value to cover the script.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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