Skip to comments.Spat developes over Commissioner's Court minutes (remove pledge and prayer from minutes?)
Posted on 07/04/2011 7:01:09 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
An unexpected battle over the minutes of the Bowie County Commissioners Court meeting erupted at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 27.
At the last meeting on June 13, the commissioners approved the minutes of May 23 but in doing so set off a firestorm of controversy because in an amended version of the minutes, the court voting 3-1 with Pct. 3 Commissioner Kelly Blackburn absent, the voted to remove the prayer and the pledge of allegiance from the minutes.
From the official minutes of that meeting, Pct, 4 Commissioner Pat McCoy said he did not approve of the May 23, 2011 minutes, stating that they were out of order. He stated that the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation should not be in the minutes. Commissioner Addington stated that he did not understand the point Commissioner McCoy trying to make. Commissioner McCoy stated that the minutes can only reflect the official business of the court after the Judge has called the meeting to order. He stated that the way the minutes were written it appears that the official business began before the Call to Order. Judge Sterling Lacy remarked that the reason he did not call the meetings to order until after the prayer and the pledge was that he did not want it to appear that the court was promoting religion by having prayer in an Open Meeting, in particular. Judge Lacy asked Legal Advisor Carol Dalby for her views, and further asked if she agreed that not having the prayer and minutes shown in the minutes, would remove any objection that a group might have, like the ACLU.
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Strange to see such nonsense over the "records" of opening the meeting with a prayer and the pledge.
Here is where the Clerk refused to comply and told the commission it was not even necessary for them to approve the minutes. hee hee hee
"Nichols said she has a statutory duty, as the Clerk of the Court, to record and attest to the accuracy of the minutes. And as an American Patriot, I also have a duty to my God and my country. She accused the court of trying to forcibly remove any evidence of saying the pledge and a prayer from its official record. I am baffled by the actions of the court on this matter.
Nichols concluded her comments by saying, Let me speak plainly here: I will not remove the Pledge of Allegiance of the Flag of the United States or the prayer, and so long as they take place, there will be an official record of that fact. The truth of the matter is that Commissioners Court approval of the minutes is not required."
THE CLERK IS A BABE!
Thanks for the link, I had no clue about her. Looks pretty spunky and the Duffus Commissioners looked pretty dumb.
hee hee hee
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion... Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Her daddy should be proud!
Both of you are spot on.
Adams assessment is as true now as when he made it.
And Yes, there are a whole crop of forceful women dominating the Republican ranks. We have a few firebrand men also.
Both Commie Dems and Globalist Elitist Pubbies had best not try to co-opt the Tea Party. It will not work. It is down to US and THEM. THEM will loose.
I’ll bet ALL her ancestors are proud she’s standing tall.
Just more proof that the once-upon-a-time nation cannot be restored through peaceful means...The longer we wait and whine, the more the cost will be...
The new rising feminism, like the original Susan B. Anthony feminism, is conservative. Men and women are supposed to be a team, not jousting rivals.
WOW, talk about a "bitch slap"
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