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  • Congresswoman Accuses Teaparty Of Inciting Hate for Exposing Her "Under God" Omission From Pledge

    10/29/2010 12:55:58 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 22 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Congresswoman Betty McCollum is claiming that conservatives like me are inciting hate, racism, and intolerance by showing the world that she has no respect for our pledge. In the article that had the video attached to it, I also stated that she is a hypocritical Christian because she runs around using her Catholic faith as a reason she should be re-elected.  So she is also claiming that I am attacking her faith. It all began on Sunday when I posted a video of the Congresswoman from Minnesota's 4th District leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the...
  • Another Debate Audience Recites Pledge When Another Moderator Says ‘No

    10/28/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    What is it with the League of Woman’s Voters and the Pledge of Allegiance? For the second time in less than a week a congressional debate began with a request for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and for the second time in a week the League of Woman’s Voters moderator said no, and for the second time in a week the audience got up and said it anyway. One would think that with all of the bad publicity after last week’s incident, the League would have “gotten it.” But Tuesday night the League of Woman Voters proved that...
  • Another Crowd Overrides Moderator To Say Pledge

    10/28/2010 5:47:09 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 29 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/28/2010 | Chris Bounds
    In a deja vu moment, a second crowd interrupts a Leave of Women Voters moderator to say the Pledge of Allegiance. A few days ago we posted a video of a crowd jumping to their feet to say the Pledge. That happened after an audience member asked the ACORN activist League of Women Voters moderator "Are we going to say the Pledge of Allegiance?", which she promptly stated "No we are not. That’s not part of the proposal tonight." The crowd defied her reply and stood to say the Pledge anyway. That same incident happened again as the debate between...
  • Former ACORN Official Condemns Voters’ Spontaneous Pledge of Allegiance

    10/25/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/25/10 | Meredith Jessup
    At a debate sponsored by the Illinois League of Women Voters between Democratic incumbent Rep. Melissa Bean, GOP challenger Joe Walsh and Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer Wednesday, the audience loudly objected when the moderator, Kathy Tate-Bradish, insisted on proceeding without reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. In the end, she didn’t stand a chance against the 300-member audience. The camera captures Republican Joe Walsh’s reaction: Ms. Tate-Bradish reportedly scolded the crowd after the pledge ended, blaming the outburst on the Republican candidate. The LWV executive director, Jan Czarnik, also condemned the Pledge’s recitation, telling the local news, “It’s a phony...
  • …with Liberty and Justice for all!

    10/25/2010 10:27:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-25-10 | anticsrocks
    In the 8th Congressional District in Illinois there is a three way race between Democrat Incumbent Melissa Bean, Republican Candidate Joe Walsh and the Green Party’s Bill Scheurer. In a debate last week which was sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters a spontaneous recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance broke out, much to the dismay of moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish of the LoWV. During the opening of the event, an audience member stood up and requested that The Pledge of Allegiance be recited. Tate-Brandish said that it would not be recited because it was not on the schedule...
  • No Pledge of Allegiance at debate? Crowd says otherwise

    10/24/2010 10:55:12 AM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Drew Zahn
    At a U.S. congressional candidate debate this past week, the crowd of approximately 300 in attendance drowned out the moderator's objections, not to protest over government policies or to argue some candidate's comments, but to insist upon reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Illinois' 8th Congressional District candidates had gathered at Grayslake Central High School in Grayslake, Ill., to participate in a debate moderated by Kathy Tate-Bradish of the League of Women Voters, Evanston branch. During Tate-Bradish's opening comments, an audience member stood to ask if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited. "No, we are not," the moderator responded, "That...
  • League of Women Voters Try to Stop Pledge of Allegiance at Debate

    10/22/2010 9:38:27 PM PDT · by TOTUS · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 22, 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M61pDT05A8 Gotta love it.
  • Illinois Crowd Says “Pledge of Allegiance” after Forum Moderator Said, “No We are Not” – Video

    10/23/2010 1:37:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Priceless! Here is video of an Illinois crowd spontaneously rising to their feet to say the Pledge of Allegiance, even though the League of Women Voters’ Moderator had said they had no plan to do so. A man calls for a point of order to ask the moderator if they are going to say the Pledge, to which the moderator said, “No we are not.” As the moderator tried to explain why they would not be saying the Pledge – the crowd rose to their feet and began saying the Pledge! Republican Joe Walsh – candidate for Illinois’ 8th Congressional...
  • When Ross Perot Calls.....

    01/17/2008 7:33:22 AM PST · by rface · 47 replies · 500+ views
    NewsWeek ^ | 01.17.08 | Jonathan Alter
    The phone rang and it was Ross Perot, who hasn't given an interview in years. Perot, who won 19 percent of the vote in the 1992 presidential election, making him one of the strongest third-party candidates in American history, got straight to the point. "Remember what you wrote about John McCain in the March 13, 2000, NEWSWEEK?" "Sure," I lied. "When McCain called Perot 'nuttier than a fruitcake'?" The Texas billionaire, now 77, still has some scores to settle from the Vietnam era, and his timing is exquisite. Just days before the South Carolina GOP primary, he wants me to...
  • "Pledge of Allegiance breaks out in debate audience"

    10/21/2010 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Proud2BeRight · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Herald - (a Chicago suburbs paper) ^ | 10/21/2010 | Bob Susnjara
    "The crowd breaks into an impromptu Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the candidates forum between 8th Congressional District (Illinois) candidates Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean and Bill Scheurer at Grayslake Central High School."
  • Letter to my Congressman

    10/01/2010 2:08:17 PM PDT · by Huck · 16 replies
    self | Oct 1, 2010 | Huck
    Dear Rep. Garrett, I'm a tea-partier. I like the job you are doing. But, about that pledge. Money talks, you-know-what walks. That's the rule the tea party is trying to lay down. Don't worry; As far as I'm concerned you're fine. But I'd be careful about associating TOO closely with the GOP right now. We voters know you are a solid conservative, especially on fiscal matters. We wouldn't vote for you repeatedly if it weren't so. But the GOP is a sick old doggy, as far as I'm concerned. The Pledge is just words, and probably a waste of time...
  • GOP’s “Pledge To America” Falls Short … VERY Short!

    09/28/2010 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 24 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-28-10 | J. D. Longstreer
    he Republican Party made a spectacular mistake in publishing their “A Pledge to America.” In an attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory they have raised questions about their own party’s commitment to issues their base is most concerned with and about which they would like answers. For instance, the pledge says nothing about a fence along the US/Mexico border. It is ambiguous about worksite enforcement of immigration laws and, most important of all, it does not mention amnesty for illegal aliens. WHY??? The 2008 Republican Platform committed the Republican Party to completing a border fence, enforcing immigration...
  • Rep. Roskam on The 'Pledge To America' (Answers to Earmarks Question)

    09/28/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last week the House Republicans issued their update of the 1994 "Contract With America." They have labeled it the "Pledge To America," and it was launched to a standing ovation from House Republicans. On Friday I spoke to Representative Peter Roskam (R, Ill.) and asked a few questions about this new effort. Roskam said that the preamble of the pledge, "which is really, I think, moving," was met with a standing ovation when it was presented to all the Hose Republicans and the representative was pleased that the National Review said that the new pledge was bolder than the original...
  • Will Republicans live up to Pledge?

    09/26/2010 11:30:47 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 26, 2010 | Editorial
    "Democrats are already tagging the events as campaign gimmicks, which, of course, they are. But in the stunts can be seen evidence that one political party is finally taking seriously public demands for reform and change ... (and ending) irresponsible spending, oppressive taxation and regulation, harmful social policy and self-aggrandizement." Was this a hastily penned conservative response to the Pledge to America unveiled Thursday morning by House Republicans? Not exactly. It's a passage from The Sunday Republican's lead editorial Sept. 25, 1994, after Newt Gingrich's insurgent, resurgent GOP issued its Contract With America. The Contract was a specific set of...
  • Conservatives denounce GOP 'Pledge' as sellout, inside job

    09/26/2010 9:19:11 AM PDT · by GOPavenger33 · 244 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/10 | Jon Ward
    House Republicans have been relatively successful this week at presenting a united front around their “Pledge to America,” but only through a strategic outreach campaign to lawmakers, media and outside groups, that has managed to keep deep dissatisfaction over several key issues largely under wraps. Still, interviews with Republican aides reveal that many in the GOP caucus are unhappy that there was no earmark ban and no promise to pass a balanced budget amendment in the proposal, which was unveiled Thursday by House Minority Leader John Boehner. The inclusion of a health insurance provision considered to be mandate angered many...
  • A simple, seven-point Republican agenda (Vanity post, but bear with me here)

    09/25/2010 6:38:44 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 12 replies
    Since the release of the "Pledge to America," I have been thinking about what the REAL agenda should be when the Republicans take over Congress in a massive landslide in November. Here are my 7 priorities: 1) Use ALL the power of the Congress to investigate everyone and everything in the administration of the Kenyan Usurper -- starting with a subpoena demanding the birth records of Barry. That should start on DAY ONE! 2) Stop Obamacare. Shut down government if that is what it takes. And not for just a few weeks. We should be prepared for a shut-down of...
  • Empty Promise

    09/25/2010 8:32:17 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    It’s just hortatory.” That’s what judges are wont to tell litigators who try to get courts to order some course of action based on the preamble of a law. The preamble is the big wind, the hot air: lawgivers covering themselves in glory, detailing the high-minded, selfless motivation that prompts them to act. Then comes the rain. That’s the consequential part, the nuts and bolts of what is to be done. It is that, and not the preamble, that matters. And it’s usually significantly more timid — as in big wind, no rain. That is the Republicans’ freshly unveiled Pledge...
  • The Democrats Melt Down

    09/25/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 25, 2010 | William Kristol
    It would be unbecoming for us at The Weekly -Standard​—we do have to uphold standards, after all!—to chortle with glee as the Democratic party melts down. It would be unkind to whoop at the top of our lungs as Obama White House big shots quit or get fired, and to cheer with gusto as the GOP leadership behaves sensibly, the Tea Party goes from strength to strength, and momentum builds towards a huge Election Day repudiation of big government liberalism.
  • Hey, Republicans, GROW A PAIR And Tell Us What Spending You're Going To Cut (Where in the "Pledge"?)

    09/24/2010 1:55:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/2010 | Henry Blodget
    The Republicans just rolled out their "Pledge to America" that will supposedly fix America's financial and debt crisis. But it won't! Because it just calls for tax cuts -- with no real reduction in spending! We thought Republicans were supposed to be the TOUGH party, the folks who could make the hard decisions. But this "Pledge To America" is WIMPY WIMPY WIMPY! Grow a pair, Republicans! SAY what you're actually going to cut!
  • A Pledge To America

    09/24/2010 1:18:43 AM PDT · by Wpin · 49 replies · 3+ views
    Gop.gov ^ | September 21, 2010 | Republican Party
    America is more than a country. America is an idea – an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families, and the common good. America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny....
  • An Open Letter Opposing the Pledge for America, by Barack Obama

    09/23/2010 7:39:33 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-23-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    What if....--------------------------------------------- Dear America, I write to you today to urge you to reject the Republican's Pledge for America. First off, whats this "for America" garbage? That's not very self-aggrandizing...is it? What gives? Where's the self worship? Did they not learn anything from me? I put the ME in Amercia! There's also no personality behind it. For crying out loud I made women swoon for CHANGE (they didn't know I actually meant bus fare, but whatever). That said here are a few reasons you need to reject the Pledge for America. First off, it's only 21 pages long, how...
  • GOP Pledge Is a Step in the Right Direction

    09/23/2010 5:30:28 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 7 replies
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 09/23/10 | david limbaugh
    The Republicans' "Pledge to America" is an encouraging step on the road back to recapturing America. It's not enough for Republicans merely to stop Obama's disastrously destructive agenda in its tracks. This pledge is their acknowledgment that they have heard the grass roots, too -- that they are not exempt from scrutiny or accountability merely because they are the anti-Obamas. Rep. Paul Ryan conceded as much in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos when he said that the Republicans have lost their way in the past and that with this pledge, they are embracing bold steps to get this nation...
  • What the GOP "Pledge to America" Should Have Been

    09/22/2010 7:06:28 PM PDT · by upstanding · 16 replies
    Barry Goldwater
    [We] have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for [we] mean to reduce its size. [We] do not undertake to promote welfare, for [we] propose to extend freedom. [Our] aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. [We] will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before [we] have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And...
  • "Pledge to America" Gets Mixed Reviews from Conservatives

    09/23/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 76 replies · 1+ views
    See BS ^ | Just Now
    House Republicans on Wednesday night released their long-anticipated "Pledge to America" to mixed reviews from conservative commentators. Some pundits reacted favorably, calling the 21-page document an impressive step beyond the 1994 GOP "Contract with America." But others blasted the document as light on substance and short on promises to key conservative voting blocs, such as the Tea Party and social conservatives. "Is the pledge as bold as the Contract?" write the editors of the National Review. "The answer is: The pledge is bolder. The Contract with America merely promised to hold votes on popular bills that had been bottled up...
  • Rep. Ryan: New Pledge Is 'Stark Contrast' to Obama, Previous GOP Agendas (Interview this AM)

    09/23/2010 8:52:35 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | Today
    Rep. Paul Ryan dismissed the president’s criticism that the Republican’s new "Pledge to America" is just more of the same – instead Ryan promised a “stark contrast” to the current administration as well as previous GOP agendas. “We need to own up to the fact when we were in the majority we spent too much money. We lost our way and we are going to get that back,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “We’re not here offering a plan to reinvent America. We are here trying to reclaim our country by rededicating ourselves to those timeless principles that made us exceptional.”...
  • The Pledge To Repeal ObamaCare

    09/23/2010 8:22:31 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 3 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-22-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Will Republicans take the pledge? I mean the Pledge to repeal ObamaCare. The Independent Women’s Voice is promoting the pledge. They are asking members of Congress and candidates for Congress to sign the pledge. So, who, or what, is the Independent Women’s Voice? According to their website: “The Independent Women’s Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families. IWV is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Forum. Like IWF, IWV is dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. IWV believes that too often the media assumes that all women are represented...
  • You're Damn Right I'll Take The GOP Pledge

    09/22/2010 11:15:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 9/22/2010 | Dan Riehl
    NRO signs on to the new GOP "Pledge To America." We’ll Take the Pledge The inevitable question will be: Is the pledge as bold as the Contract? The answer is: The pledge is bolder. The Contract with America merely promised to hold votes on popular bills that had been bottled up during decades of Democratic control of the House. The pledge commits Republicans to working toward a broad conservative agenda that, if implemented, would make the federal government significantly smaller, Congress more accountable, and America more prosperous.  Via the Weekly Standard. Jay Cost argues in this week's issue of THE...
  • Pledge mishap sparks questions (Small town Tea Party at work)

    09/15/2010 8:16:33 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    http://www.chatsworthtimes.com ^ | 9/15/10 | Shaka S. Lias
    Words left out of the Pledge of Allegiance last week at Murray County High School was a mistake on behalf of a paraprofessional Superintendent Vicki Reed said that in a phone interview Friday afternoon. Reed said she received a phone call from a "community member" about the words "one nation under God" being omitted from the pledge. Reed said she immediately called MCHS principal Gina Linder. Read more: Chatsworth Times - Pledge mishap sparks questions
  • Red Skelton on The Pledge of Allegiance

    09/06/2010 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Mikmur · 21 replies · 2+ views
    After I watched this . . . all I could do was sit here with my mouth open. Just think, he said this forty (40) years ago (1969), and no one had a clue where we would be at today. It is so sad it should make your eyes tear up, or at least hang your head in ...dis-belief, shame, and embarrassment. What a wonderful and worthwhile clip to watch and share. Please share with all of your contacts.
  • 4th of July: Red’s White & Blue (w/video: Red Skelton recites pledge of allegiance)

    07/04/2010 3:49:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    BigHollywood.breitbart ^ | July 4, 2010 | Adam Baldwin
    Red Skelton loved America. In one of his most famous soliloquies, Red Skelton re-enacted a lesson about the American Flag taught to him by his childhood teacher, Mr. Laswell. [See the video above and please visit Red's website here for more.]
  • ‘Under God’ Spray-Painted On Secularist Billboard

    06/28/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 64 replies
    http://www.wsoctv.com ^ | 6.28.10 | staff
    HARLOTTE, N.C. -- A secularist billboard on the Billy Graham Parkway was vandalized over the weekend. The billboard, which was paid for by the The North Carolina Secular Association, shows an American flag and the words "One Nation, Indivisible." Over the weekend, someone spray-painted the words “under God” on the billboard. Police were notified and are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby gas station, according to the NC Secular Association. Will Warren, a spokesman for the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics, the local ad sponsor, said they have asked the billboard company to repair or replace the billboard this week. "We...
  • New CUA president believes Pledge of Allegiance violates Vatican II’s teaching on ...

    06/16/2010 8:28:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 223+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/16/2010
    Washington D.C., Jun 16, 2010 / 09:01 am (CNA).- Incoming Catholic University of America (CUA) president John H. Garvey has defended the freedom of Catholic adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples. However, he also holds that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional and may violate Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. Garvey, presently the Dean of Boston College Law School, made his comments on the Pledge in the Spring / Summer 2007 issue of BC Law Magazine. The issue featured a symposium on the late Fr. Robert Drinan, S.J., a Georgetown University law professor and Democratic...
  • The Pledge and the Flag

    05/27/2010 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-10 | Wordsmith
    [VIDEO AT SITE] When students are sent home for wearing the American flag.... When a 10 yr old child refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance to make an activist stand on behalf of gay & lesbian rights... And when a veteran who served tours in Kosovo and Iraq- let alone anyone in this country- is told to take down the American flag or face eviction, something is deeply, deeply wrong. It's not that the child in Arkansas shouldn't be allowed an informed (or ill-informed) opinion on the issue of gay rights and make a stand; it's not that a...
  • VIDEO: L.A. Congressman Becerra Laughs At Pledge of Allegiance @ Immigration Rally

    05/09/2010 6:55:01 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 9 replies · 704+ views
    YouTube of SEIU Immigration Rally ^ | 5-9-10 | joinedafterattack
    Congressman Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles (D - CA), Laughs When Someone from Ari David for Congress Suggests Opening an Immigration Rally With The Pledge of Allegiance. Becerra is the one in the dark suit seated on stage. Not until the congressman is specifically confronted does he and the CHIRLA/SEIU rally leader agree that not to do so would be a massive fault. However, you can see the natural inclination was to dismiss the suggestion. Date 2-19-10, location is the Los Angeles SEIU offices.
  • Obama is “Taxing” My Patience

    04/19/2010 3:04:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 505+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-19-10 | Mike's America
    Why not? He's taxed everything else, despite his campaign promise!Last Thursday, as Americans rushed to get their income taxes filed on time, Obama was at a Florida fundraiser where he said this:"In all, we passed 25 different tax cuts last year. And one thing we haven't done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year -- another promise that we kept," he told supporters at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think...
  • Obama Violates 5 Day Pledge and Signs Health Bill 36 Hours After Passage

    03/23/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 637+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-23-10 | Mike's America
    President Barack Obama signs the heath care hill in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He is flanked by Marcelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.Anyone remember this?[VIDEO AT SITE] When McCain cornered Obama at the Blair House Health Care Summit Setup, he reminded him of his campaign promises. Obama responded by telling McCain that "we're not campaigning anymore. The election's over." But now, we are supposed to believe all his promises about how great Obama Care will be? Yeah, right! Mark This DayRead more at floppingaces.net...
  • Take the Non-Compliance pledge

    03/22/2010 3:30:34 AM PDT · by wewillnotcomply · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Wewillnotcomply.com ^ | 03/22/10 | Sam Patterson
    When the United States Federal government is functioning correctly, there is no need for civil disobedience. Our disagreements can be settled in the courts, or by legislation if necessary. Legislation is meant to be representative of the public will. So what happens when legislation is not representing the people’s will? What if our legislators ignore the very people they work for, and violate the Constitution itself? What if they pass a law which requires the people to fund something with their taxes which they morally oppose, or requires the people to purchase a private good or face jail time? The...
  • ‘Under God’ Upheld - Pledge’s Reference to the Almighty Stands

    03/20/2010 5:25:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 356+ views
    NC Register ^ | March 18, 2010 | STEVE WEATHERBE
    ‘I PLEDGE.’ Kindergarteners Carmelo Cancellieri, Victor Alongi and Liam Clifford recite the Pledge of Allegiance Nov. 10 during a Veterans Day concert at St. Lawrence School in Greece, N.Y. SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has issued a surprising judgment upholding the reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance and reversing an earlier decision. Congress inserted the reference at the instigation of the Knights of Columbus some 56 years ago as an answer to communistic doctrine that laws and freedom derive from the will of the people, rather than God. The Catholic...
  • The Democrat ‘s Pledge of Allegiance

    03/17/2010 9:09:06 PM PDT · by factmart · 18 replies · 441+ views
    The Democrat ‘s Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the Barack Obama, Leader of the United States of America, and to the Democrat Party for which he stands, one nation, under Socialism, divisible, with government programs for all. (Hey, I need help, maybe you could make a better one; "The Democrat ‘s Pledge of Allegiance."
  • Court defends the Pledge against Atheists

    03/12/2010 7:19:35 AM PST · by aquapub · 21 replies · 517+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-12-10 | Robert Moon
    The 9th Circuit court in California has rejected the left's latest attempt to silence and eradicate Christianity from American culture.
  • FREEPERS, URGENT HELP NEEDED! Did The "Pledge Protection Act" Ever Pass?

    02/23/2010 9:10:22 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2-23-10 | JoinedAfterAttack
    FREEPERS, URGENT HELP NEEDED! Did The "Pledge Protection Act" Ever Pass? Need answer next few hours. Very Important. Google search shows it being proposed but cannot tell if it passed.
  • Obama Calls for Increasing Payroll Taxes on ‘Households’ Earning Less Than $250K Per Year

    02/23/2010 6:27:28 AM PST · by truthandlife · 32 replies · 1,939+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-23-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    resident Obama presented a new health care plan on Monday that calls for raising the Medicare payroll tax on some households earning less than $250,000, an apparent breach of his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on families earning less than that amount. The president’s plan also calls for increasing taxes on interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents. In a Sept. 12, 2008 campaign speech in Dover, N.H, Obama said: “And I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase—not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your...
  • Republican Judge Sworn in on a Dictionary (No Bible could be found)

    01/05/2010 9:23:32 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 43 replies · 1,181+ views
    Short News ^ | 01/04/2010
    New York: Incoming Ulster County judge Donald A. Williams has been sworn into office with his left hand on a dictionary instead of a book of scripture. When the time came to swear in Williams, a Republican, no Bible could be found so the former district attorney took his oath on a dictionary. Williams was unconcerned by the substitution, saying that the swearing-in is ceremonial only. There is no requirement for officials to be sworn in on a Bible but most choose to do so, many with their own family Bible. The substitution in this case reportedly injected 'a light...
  • The Obamas Pledge

    11/30/2009 5:46:34 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 720+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 11/30/2009 | Snarky Basterd
    Are Zero and Mobama PhotoChopped in this image, just plain dumb, or reciting some new leftist creed like: “I pledge undying love to the United Nations of Globalism and to kill all Republicans wherever they stand, one dominion, over everyone, taking liberty and justice from all"? Click the link and let me know (and pay close attention to the wedding rings and Bambi's lapel pin)...
  • Don't Ask, Don't Give - donor boycott of DNC

    11/11/2009 12:24:13 AM PST · by dpwiener · 15 replies · 887+ views
    AmericaBlog Gay ^ | November 9, 2009 | John Aravosis
    Take the Pledge: Don't Ask, Don't Give "I pledge not to donate to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, or the Obama campaign until Congress passes, and the president signs, legislation enacting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), and repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)."
  • Conservatives to drop EU referendum pledge: report

    11/02/2009 7:31:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 695+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – David Cameron, leader of the Conservative party, widely tipped to be the next prime minister, is to drop plans for a referendum on the European Union's key reforming Lisbon Treaty, a newspaper said Tuesday. Cameron is set to announce he will abandon a pledge to hold a vote on the treaty if his party wins the country's general election due by next June, the Daily Telegraph said. A referendum had threatened to cause a headache for the European Union amid delays over the introduction of the treaty in the 27-nation bloc, which must be ratified by all...
  • "Pledge of Allegiance" Obsolescence Poll

    10/26/2009 7:58:03 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 13 replies · 837+ views
    Facebook Poll ^ | October 25, 2009 | Tim T.
    A Facebook poll on another important clause in the Pledge of Allegiance. If you are on Facebook, please take a moment to vote and to toss in your two cents' worth in the comments.
  • Liberal Argues Kids Should be Warned they Do Not Have to Say the Pledge of Allegiance - Video

    09/16/2009 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the Liberal Americans United for Separation of Church and State arguing that students and parents should be warned the children do not have to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag in school. In essence, they want kids to be given a "Miranda-type" warning - "You have the right not to say the Pledge." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Attack on the Pledge? It Must Be September!

    09/14/2009 8:28:57 PM PDT · by SalAOR · 3 replies · 425+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 9/14/2009 | Ryan
    Like clockwork, it’s September and the ACLU is at it again attacking the Pledge of Allegiance in schools! Extending the idea that the students don’t have to say the Pledge in some states, they want those children to be informed by their teachers and administrators that they don’t have to say the Pledge – what some are calling a “Miranda warning” to remain silent during the Pledge, inferring that the Pledge is something wrong or potentially criminal. Here’s my take: I think students without conscientious objection must say the Pledge or at least stand and be quiet. The Pledge is...
  • Pledge of Confusion? Schools Wrestle With Flag Policy in Classroom

    09/14/2009 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 10 replies · 888+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, September 14, 2009 | Allison Pataki
    It's a new school year, but an old fight is brewing in American classrooms. Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads once again over the Pledge of Allegiance. The courts have consistently ruled that students have the right not to recite the pledge in public schools. But now some First Amendment advocates are taking it one step further, arguing that the law compels educators to inform kids at the beginning of school that the decision is entirely up to them. They're advocating a "Miranda warning" for the Pledge... See the rest of article posted at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,550063,00.html.