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  • Boy punished at school for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    05/08/2014 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 35 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5/7/14 | Rucks Russell
    NEEDVILLE, Texas -- Mason Michalec says he loves his country but just not the government. “I’m really tired of our government taking advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet laws.” That's why he's taken a pledge of sorts to not say the Pledge of Allegiance with classmates.
  • Massachusetts: Pledge of Allegiance not religious

    05/09/2014 2:39:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Paige Sutherland
    The Pledge of Allegiance does not discriminate against atheists and can be recited at the start of the day in public schools, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Friday. The Supreme Judicial Court said the words “under God” in the pledge reflect patriotic practice, not a religious one. They acknowledged that the wording has a “religious tinge” but said it is fundamentally patriotic and voluntary. The court was ruling in a 2010 lawsuit filed by an atheist family from Acton who claimed that the daily recitation of the pledge in classrooms violated their three children’s equal protection rights under the state constitution,...
  • Colorado High School Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’

    04/29/2014 4:29:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, the student body recited the pledge in Arabic replacing “under God” with “under Allah.” Parents should demand that principal Tom Lopez of Rocky Mountain High school invite a speaker to inform the children just what the implications are of “nation under Allah”. If they had any clue they would never utter those words again. Further proof of the increasing islamization of our schools. Mind-blowing. Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations...
  • How the words “UNDER GOD” came to be added to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

    02/06/2014 4:31:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States originated on Columbus Day, 1893. It contained no reference to Almighty God, until in New York City on April 22, 1951, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus adopted a resolution to amend the Pledge of Allegiance as recited at the opening of each of the meetings of the 800 Fourth Degree Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus by the addition of the words “under God” after the words “one nation”. The adoption of this resolve by the Supreme Board of Directors had the effect of an...
  • Oklahoma City School Children Pledge Allegence To BLACK Flag!

    01/14/2002 9:31:42 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 212 replies · 2,953+ views
    This is their pledge to the BLACK flag, not American flag, but BLACK flag, said by children of one Oklahoma City innercity school district, the Millwood School District. We pledge allegiance of the red, black and green Our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain. One nation of Black people, with one God for us all, Totally united in the struggle for Black Love, Black Freedom, and Black determination. Think I am kidding? Here is their webpage: http://www.millwood.k12.ok.us/MPS%20Students.htmNotice it calls for honor to the Black flag, not the US flag. It also calls ...
  • What the heck is this (BLACK PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE?)(BARFORAMA) (MY TITLE)

    01/16/2002 11:22:23 AM PST · by Braak · 30 replies · 648+ views
    Millwood OK Public School Website ^ | 1/16/02 | Author of Website
    The Black Pledge of Allegiance We pledge allegiance of the red, black and green Our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain. One nation of Black people, with one God for us all, Totally united in the struggle for Black Love, Black Freedom, and Black determination.
  • The Black Pledge of Allegance used instead of our Pledge.('Black Pledge' posted on school Web site)

    01/28/2002 9:29:07 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies · 2,478+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-22-02 | Ellen Sorokin
    The Washington Times www.washtimes.com 'Black Pledge' posted on school Web site Ellen Sorokin THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 1/28/2002      A public school district in Oklahoma City has been accused of espousing black separatist doctrine because a copy of the "Black Pledge of Allegiance" is posted on its Web site.      The pledge — which refers to the colors of the flag that represents the Black Liberation Movement — appeared on the site last spring after students attending Millwood public schools found the pledge while studying black and cultural pride. "We pledge allegiance of the red, black and greenOur flag, the symbol ...
  • Neb. school shuts down Pledge of Allegiance (because of government shutdown)

    10/15/2013 10:15:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    On Oct. 7, Alliance High School principal Pat Jones told students they wouldn't be reciting the pledge that day, pointing out that the federal government had been partially shut down since Oct. 1. Scottsbluff television station KDUH reported that some students were outraged by Jones' decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.
  • Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11

    09/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    The principal of Concord Carlisle High School in Boston issued an apology Wednesday after a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and the Pledge of Allegiance was not. According to principal Peter Badalament, a “small number” of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote “cross-cultural understanding,” (Skip) Mohja Kahf’s “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” tells a granddaughter’s account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day
  • A pledge against allegiance to man

    07/31/2013 1:46:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    http://theknightshift.blogspot.com ^ | July 04, 2013 | Christopher Knight
    I can no longer, in good conscience and in keeping to my faith in God, recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. This is a choice which I have abided for nearly a year. At various times I have felt led to articulate my reasons for doing so. Indeed, this past fall a friend helped me to record a video about my decision to never again say the Pledge of Allegiance (we filmed it at Guilford Courthouse Battleground, in front of the statue of General Nathaniel Greene, for what it’s worth). Recent events...
  • "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inauguration Pledge (Blast from the recent past)

    06/04/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
    PunditPress ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM | Posted by Aurelius
    Whoops. I'm sure the President just made a mistake and the words "under God" just happened to be missing in the pledge of allegiance. During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President. Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge: “We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” As you probably know, the words "under God" were first added to the pledge in 1954 by Dwight...
  • ACLU Backs Montgomery County Student Who Refuses to Say Pledge of Allegiance

    04/26/2013 4:29:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 4/25/2013 | Erika Gonzalez
    She's an honor roll student and accomplished violinist. She also refuses to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Enidris Siurano, a student at Damascus High School, was born in Puerto Rico. Siurano says she hasn't recited the pledge since seventh grade to protest the political situation there. "The government that's there should be the one that's running it, not one that's miles and miles away," she said. But only recently has her refusal caused so much turmoil that she and her family turned to the ACLU of Maryland. "Enidris was repeatedly directed by her teacher to stand," said an...
  • American student is punished after she refused to salute the Mexican flag

    02/27/2013 11:52:30 AM PST · by massmike · 60 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 02/27/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem. Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country. Ironically, the...
  • Allegiance to more than the flag

    02/09/2013 12:26:56 AM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 3:01 am, Friday, February 8, 2013 | Chip Johnson, Chronicle Columnist
    The Pledge of Allegiance has taken it on the chin over the years. Everything from the clause "one nation under God" to its recitation in public schools and public meetings has been challenged. This week, El Cerrito City Councilman Mark Friedman proposed eliminating the custom from the start of each council meeting. "I've always had problems with the Pledge of Allegiance," said Friedman, whose politics were shaped in the fiery days of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in his hometown, Chicago. In his argument to end the custom, Friedman said that in a world without "liberty and justice for all,"...
  • Children Recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    02/02/2013 11:53:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=24887 ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dave Blount
    Despite its socialist origins, our moonbat rulers don’t like the Pledge of Allegiance because it stinks of patriotism. At Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, a compromise has been reached; students have recited the pledge over the intercom in Arabic: First, the students translated the Pledge of Allegiance and read it in French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic. “We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school,” [principal Tom] Lopez said. “This is very American, not un-American.” America has succeeded as a society because of its ability...
  • Colorado High school students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    01/31/2013 7:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Madness. Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture: a culture, by its very nature, designed to destroy all others. They are at war with us. Would school students in 1944 have recited the Pledge in German? Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City, in my interview with him. "It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a...
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • Chicago anti-gun panelist compares crowd reciting Pledge of Allegiance to Nazis’ beer hall conduct

    01/26/2013 11:29:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 26, 2013 | Anne Sorock
    Also inaccurately accuses veteran of seeking to take over the government by force and crowd of hurling racial insults. Lee Goodman of Stop Concealed Carry was one of the panelists at the Chicago-area anti-gun forum featured in my prior post, Veteran stands up for 2nd Amendment at Chicago anti-gun forum. During that event Goodman and Iraq war veteran Kevin Tully had a back-and-forth discussion of the 2nd Amendment. In a video I took, which now has over 160,000 YouTube views, Tully is seen calling for an end to partisan divide in the country, and giving an impassioned defense not only...
  • "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge

    01/22/2013 1:15:33 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/13 | Aurelius
    Whoops. I'm sure the President just made a mistake and the words "under God" just happened to be missing in the pledge of allegiance. During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President. Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge: “We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...” Of course this isn't the first time that the Democratic party has removed God from their speeches. During...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Legislator in Pennsylvania Refuses to Say the Pledge of Allegiance (Because "God" is in it)

    10/07/2012 7:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 10/05/2012 | Sara Noble
    It was just a routine House State Government Committee meeting and Chairman Daryl Metcalfe asked Pennsylvania state representative, Babette Josephs, to lead the patriotic pledge. She refused because it has the word “God” in it.This is what the dingbat said: “Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it’s a prayer. I don’t pray in public.” [Inquisitor] More from the Inquisitor:Josephs noted after the meeting that Congress chose to insert “under God” into the pledge when she was about 14 years old. The Democratic politician maintains that the additional wording turned the...
  • Reporter's Pledge-Of-Allegiance Quandary Sparks Twitter Debate On Romney Trail (NPR)

    09/11/2012 9:15:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | September 11, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    Mitt Romney's rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country's national anthem."This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling: @Ari_Shapiro: As a reporter I'm torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I'm a rally observer, not a participant. And then: "Yet most reporters around me stand for...
  • County Clerk Punished for Patriotism?

    07/25/2011 7:58:06 AM PDT · by ZULU · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 25, 2011 | FOX News
    Natalie Nichols faces prison for defending the Pledge
  • Conservative Bowie County Clerk faces Jail for defending the Pledge of Allegiance

    07/25/2011 4:44:30 AM PDT · by ZULU · 10 replies
    Tom Lehner ^ | July, 2011 | Tom Lehner
    How does a Conservative County Clerk in Texarkana, Bowie County/East Texas end up facing jail, fines, and loss of job for defending respectively and adding the “Pledge of Allegiance” as minutes to the County meeting?
  • Compromise on Pledge of Allegiance in Oregon Town Has Some Seeing Red

    06/28/2011 2:00:52 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/2011 | Dan Springer
    An Oregon town's City Council voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting, but later passed a compromise that seemed to make no one happy. The approved measure allows the pledge to be recited at just four Eugene City Council meetings a year, those closest to the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. It was supposed to be simple, but Councilman Mike Clark soon found out when you’re dealing with God and country, nothing in Eugene is easy.
  • Pledge Is One of Many Oaths I’ve Been Proud to Take (Pledge of Allegiance)

    06/22/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    Register Guard ^ | June 22, 2011 | Pat Parr
    On Sept. 7, 1965, I stepped into an American classroom for the first time. I was nervous, but in that the Beatles had been on the Ed Sullivan Show just before that and I had a similar English accent (Sheffield, not Liverpool), I was quite a novelty and the nerves soon went away. Then, without warning, I was asked, along with all of the other kids in Mrs. Imhoff’s sixth-grade class at East Elementary in Tillamook, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. I didn’t know the words, but Debbie Johnson, standing next to me, did. And she was proud to...
  • Red Skelton and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    06/22/2011 3:46:09 AM PDT · by dhunt · 9 replies
    TV and Movies for Free ^ | 6-22-11 | Daryl
    Among other things, this caught my eye and I added to the site. There is a warning there that is as fresh in 1955 as it is today. http://tvmoviesforfree.com/mel/red-skelton/pledge-of-allegiance-video_ae4e53168.html
  • NBC’s ‘Under God’ Omission Prompts Calls for Boycott, Firing

    06/20/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/20/11 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – NBC apologized for omitting the words “under God” and “indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance during Sunday’s U.S. Open, but the incident has touched off calls for NBC to hold those responsible for the omission accountable. During the opening broadcast of the U.S. Open, NBC showed a montage that included children reciting the pledge, but the words “under God” and “indivisible” were omitted twice. The network received immediate backlash about the incident through social media, including tweets calling for a boycott of NBC. “We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago, and when...
  • NBC dumps 'God' from Pledge of Allegiance (Poll)

    06/19/2011 3:23:35 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 45 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 19, 2011 | Lisa Gutierrez
    NBC golf commentators just apologized for a big oops that has people fired up all over the Internet. In a patriotic, rah-rah-America video that opened NBC's coverage Sunday of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance by a group of children in a classroom setting ommitted the phrase "under God." This was the abbreviated version: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all." The kids can actually be heard reciting the pledge twice; the second...
  • NBC Offers Incomplete Apology For Editing 'Under God' Out Of Pledge

    06/19/2011 3:15:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Noel Sheppard reported earlier, in the show-opening feature of its coverage of the final round of the US Open golf championship today, NBC--twice--edited out the words "under God" from its clip of school children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Clearly many Americans were offended and let NBC know about it. Because later in the broadcast, one of the announcers issued an apology. But the network simply compounded one omission with another. The apology spoke of "a portion of the Pledge" being edited out--but never mentioned that the omitted words were "under God." View video here.
  • NBC alters our Pledge of Allegaiance?

    06/19/2011 1:33:50 PM PDT · by RWGinger · 12 replies
    NBC TV
    I watched the opening of NBC's coverage of the US Open. They started with a nice montage of children, with their hands over their hearts, reciting our Pledge of Allegiance, added in were pictures of our military raising our flag. Except when they got to the part, One nation, they cut away from the recitation and then went back to 'indivisible with liberty and justice for all. They completely omitted , " Under God" At first I thought it was just timing but then NBC repeated the recitation of the pledge and once again omitted the words, " Under God"....
  • NBC dumps 'under God' from Pledge at U.S. Open

    06/19/2011 1:26:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    <p>NBC's opening of the U.S. Open Golf Championship today included two readings of the Pledge of Allegiance, but omitted the phrase "under God" both times.</p> <p>The program commenced with children standing in a classroom setting, as they recited the "abbreviated" version of the Pledge, saying: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all."</p>
  • Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton

    As a schoolboy, one of Red Skelton's teachers explained the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. It is followed by an observation of his own.
  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RETURNS TO NYC SCHOOL AFTER PARENTS COMPLAIN DAUGHTER HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT IS

    03/28/2011 11:55:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 03/28/2011 | n/a
    Joe and Winnie Fleischer of Brooklyn, NY were flabbergasted when they realized recently their daughter Brianna, 8, had no idea what the Pledge of Allegiance was. They thought it was common knowledge, especially in the classroom. “I was shocked that she didn’t know the pledge,” Joe, a NYC firefighter, told the New York Daily News. “I thought she’d been doing it in school.” They thought wrong. So they went to the school, PS29, to change that. After spirited meetings with parents, teachers, and an “educational unit for kids,” the principal agreed to have the Pledge broadcast over the school’s loud...
  • Atheist Throws in Towel: 6-year Campaign vs. Pledge of Allegiance “Over”

    03/22/2011 7:51:21 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/22/11 | The Becket Fund
    Atheist activist Dr. Michael Newdow announced on his website that after 6 years of litigation in federal courts, his constitutional challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance in California public schools is “over.” Newdow indicated for “reasons that are best not divulged” that he would not appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
  • Atheist Throws in Towel: 6-year Campaign vs. Pledge of Allegiance “Over”

    03/22/2011 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 13 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/22/11 | The Becket Fund
    Atheist activist Dr. Michael Newdow announced on his website that after 6 years of litigation in federal courts, his constitutional challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance in California public schools is “over.” Newdow indicated for “reasons that are best not divulged” that he would not appeal the case to the Supreme Court. That leaves intact a decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last year holding that the words “under God” in the Pledge do not establish a religion.
  • Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance: "I will die to establish Islam"

    03/20/2011 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 46 replies
    MSA Pledge of Allegiance: "I will die to establish Islam"
  • Brookline, You’re Just ASKING To Be Mocked Now…

    12/22/2010 7:57:12 AM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    michaelgraham.com ^ | 12/22/2010 | Michael Graham
    A Brookline school is issuing permission slips to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Mom Upset Over Son's Assignment to Recite Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

    11/04/2010 1:16:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 4, 2010
    Melissa Taggart says she was delighted that her son was learning a foreign language in the eighth grade -- until she learned he was expected to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. And that he'd receive a zero if he didn't. Taggart, of Edmond, Okla., said the Pledge should be recited in English -- and English only. “English is our language…and I just feel it’s wrong that he would have to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America in Spanish. It’s just wrong,” a frustrated Taggart told KFOR.
  • The Pledge Of Allegiance

    10/31/2010 8:37:49 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 27 replies
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 10/31/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    Normally I would be the first to join any effort to “shake my fist in the tyrant’s face” but two recent incidents of spontaneous Pledge Of Allegiance outbreaks at League Of Women’s Voters Debates gave me pause. The Pledge Of Allegiance is one of those spooky weird artifacts of Americana that require close examination by any patriot, Three Percenter or Oathkeeper before they join or support mindless recitatives at various public functions. Read More…
  • "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."
  • Video of Democrat Omitting, "Under God", While Leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the House Floor

    10/24/2010 5:47:01 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 45 replies
    Hawk Report ^ | 12/24/10 | Tom Hawks
    Thanks to pissed off MN CD 4 voter for finding this gem and sharing with us. What you will see is a sad display of disrespect by a United States Congresswoman from Minnesota, Democrat Betty McCollum. It is a video that Betty does not want her voters to see, but it's too late Betty, you have been exposed.  After watching this video you will see how obvious it is that she she intentionally omitted the words, "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.   At the time, her staffers claimed she took a breath, but with the video now out,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Miss. Judge Again Asks Courtroom to Say Pledge After Jailing Lawyer for Refusing

    10/09/2010 6:57:52 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/9/10
    TUPELO, MISS. – A Mississippi judge again asked everyone in his courtroom to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag, despite an uproar over whether he has the right to make such a request. The furor began Wednesday when an attorney with a reputation for fighting free speech battles stayed silent as everyone else recited the patriotic oath. The lawyer was jailed. A day later, Judge Talmadge Littlejohn continued to ask those in his courtroom to say the pledge. "I didn't expect the Pledge of Allegiance, but he asked me to do it, so I did it," said Melissa Adams,...
  • N.C. billboards debate Pledge of Allegiance

    07/10/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 8th
    Asheville, N.C. — God and country are the theme of battling billboards sprouting up across North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that billboards with the message "one nation, under God" are going up across the state. They're a response to billboards placed in six North Carolina cities by the North Carolina Secular Association. Those signs with the message "one nation indivisible" drop the words "under God," which were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are patriotic. A coalition called We Still Pray has bought space on six electronic billboards...
  • Massachusetts School Offers to Allow Pledge of Allegiance -- but Not in Class

    06/30/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    fox ^ | June 29, 2010 | Todd Starnes
    Student Sean Harrington appears to have won his fight to bring the Pledge of Allegiance back into his Massachusetts high school -- except the principal's proposed solution leaves the daily honor to the nation's flag literally hanging in the hall. Charles Skidmore, principal of Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., has offered to allow students to recite the pledge before school begins -- but in the school's foyer and not in the classrooms, as 17-year-old Harrington had hoped. Kathleen Bodie, Arlington superintendent of schools, told Fox News Radio that “The principal wanted to be very respectful about the pledge and...
  • Fighting for the flag – Massachusetts school refuses to lift ban on the Pledge of Allegiance

    06/30/2010 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 26 replies
    The Examiner.com ^ | june 30, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Last month I wrote an article regarding the involvement of SEIU and Moveon.org urging members to vote in a Fox News poll to support a California school district's decision to ban the flag in schools. Of course this article was not well received by the Marxist's that support these two organizations. I received hate mail and threats of violence from the supposed peace loving liberals. Now we have another case in Arlington Massachusetts where high school Principal Charles Skidmore has banned the pledge of allegiance from being recited in the classroom. Sean Harrington, a senior at Arlington High School is...
  • 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...
  • Commentary on The Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton

    06/14/2010 4:50:45 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies · 283+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 6/14/10 | Red Skelton
    A a schoolboy, one of Red Skelton’s teachers explained the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. The last sentence was a prophecy of what would happen decades later. From the Red Skelton Hour January 14, 1969