Skip to comments.Deval: No allegiance in pledge fight
Posted on 09/09/2011 5:13:10 AM PDT by massmike
Deval Patrick flatly refused to take a side on whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be banned in schools, dodging questions on Brooklines controversy over patriotism yesterday.
The proposal by a group of Brookline peace activists to ban the pledge in town schools proposed the week of the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 has outraged the families of both 9/11 victims and soldiers killed in action.
More traditional residents of Brookline were shocked by the latest evidence of how far left their leafy suburb has lurched.
Its the most asinine thing, said Frances Greenleaf Hall of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The pledge should be said every day. I cant imagine children not saying that.
The kids arent bothered by this at all, its the adults, Hall said, adding, This town is a joke when it comes to the veterans. I think its the most unpatriotic town in America.
Its a shame, added veteran Arthur Hurley Jr., 87. Id like them to think about what we went through in World War II. . . . These people today get the idea that freedom is free. Its not.
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Little Obama votes "present"!
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS:
# 13- Do away with all loyalty oaths.
the hemorrhoid that is Mass.
Brookline should move to California.
It sounds as though many residents were simply “shocked”. Inaction has consequnces too. And it would appear that nobody really did anything. They deserve what they get.
Of all states for this to happen, the cradle of our revolution.
To come against Brookline, he would be breaking the Communist’s 11th commandment: Thou shalt not say anything against another Communist.
The fellow that just finished building my daughter’s house has a dog named Deval. His wife bought the dog and gave it a real foof-foof name. He can’t stand the dog and decided Deval was a more appropriate name. Asked why he chose the name he said “ because the dog is short,black and useless”!
Hey Tim Cahill, F*CK YOU.
The Ma. GOP is just as much to blame for finding the worst two candidates possible for Gov and Lt Gov last year...
Gay marriage. Strongly supports same-sex “marriage”. Often brings up his gay brother who is “married” to another man.
Gay pride. Marched in 2010 Boston Gay Pride Parade, which also included transvestites, sado-masochism groups, and numerous other depravities.
Gay anti-family hatred. In gay parade Baker marched with extremely hateful anti-family homosexual “KnowThyNeighbor” activists who were also campaigning for Baker. (They published the names of all who signed the VoteOnMarriage referendum petition.)
Abortion. Supports abortion. States bluntly, “I’m Pro-Choice. I support a woman’s right to choose.”
Left of Obama! Told the Boston Globe that he is “to the left of Obama” on social issues.
Gun control. Has stated that he supports tough gun control laws.
Transgender agenda. While Baker was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care the company had a policy of supporting “gender identity or expression.” In 2008 Harvard Pilgrim scored a perfect 100% from the national homosexual group Human Rights Campaign for its employment policies. (This means it even paid for employees’ “sex-change” procedures!)
Homosexual agenda targeting children. While Baker was CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation sponsored the 2005 GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) Conference, pushing homosexuality on schoolchildren — the same event where the infamous Little Black Book was given out. Also at the time, Kevin Jennings (now Obama’s “Safe Schools czar”) was still running GLSEN.
Gambling. Supports expanded gambling in Massachusetts.
Big Dig boondoggle. Baker was Gov. Bill Weld’s budget chief during the expansion of the “Big Dig” — the most expensive public works project in history.
Prop 2 1/2 override. Supported prop 2 1/2 property tax override in his town, and was major donor for override effort.
Quinn Bill. Supports the Quinn Bill, a gift to by the Legislature to the police unions, seen as a fiscal money pit by many conservatives.
Fiscal responsibililty? For the last ten years Baker has made millions as head of Harvard Pilgrim, as premiums went up by several times the rate of inflation.
Gay activist. Recently “came out” as a homosexual. Proudly embraces the homosexual lifestyle and pushes its agenda in Legislature.
Gay marriage. Supports same-sex “marriage”. Voted NOT to let the people vote on Marriage Amendment.
Fifth columnist. Bragged in homosexual magazine that “The margin of victory was provided by Republicans” in effort to deny vote on Marriage Amendment. Actively working to move the Republican party leftward.
Gay propaganda. Appears in an aggressive pro-homosexual “marriage” propaganda video produced by the homosexual lobby. Includes a number of questionable (i.e., phony) statistics.
Transgender bill. Co-sponsor of radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill (H1728).
Abortion. Strongly supports abortion. Rated 100% by NARAL and 100% by Planned Parenthood.
Buffer zone. Co-sponsored the expanded buffer zone bill around abortion clinics.
Hostile to religious faith. Co-sponsored the “emergency contraception bill” that was vetoed by Gov. Mitt Romney because it would force Catholic hospital workers to act against their faith.
High taxes. Voted against several bills to reduce taxes, earning him the wrath of Citizens for Limited Taxation. Tisei was the only Senate Republican who voted against the tax rollback in May 2000.
Baker and Tisei are not only extremely liberal on these issues, but arrogantly so. Their hostility toward traditional pro-family positions is fairly up-front. This is also a result of the stated direction of the Republican Party, as delineated by Party Chairman Jennifer Nassour on many occasions (including a front-page interview in the hardcore homosexual newspaper Bay Windows) where she stated that the Party is no longer going to be conservative on same-sex “marriage”, abortion, and other “social” issues.
The party establishment’s hostility toward socially conservative candidates and their favoritism toward liberal (”RINO”) Republicans has been unmistakable over the last year.