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  • Grand Valley State University Kills Pledge of Allegiance Tradition

    11/18/2019 5:34:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2019 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at Grand Valley State University in Michigan voted last week to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at student government meetings over concerns that it is discriminatory and oppressive. According to a report by The College Fix, Grand Valley State University students voted last week to end their tradition of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before student government meetings. Student activists argued that the pledge was oppressive and discriminatory against international students. The students voted last week 22-10 in favor of the Pledge ban. Dorian Thompson, a student senator at Grand Valley State University, told The College Fix that student government...
  • 50 World Mayors Fly to Denmark and Pledge to ‘Do Something About Climate

    10/14/2019 7:55:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2019 | Simon Kent
    Mayors from 50 world cities flew to Denmark last week to discuss ways to address the “global climate emergency,” pledging to “do something about it” before they headed homewards again on Sunday. Telling adults to eat less than 300 grams of red meat – about the equivalent of two fillet steaks – a week was one initiative they could agree on.
  • First Coast High teacher removed after scolding students who don’t stand for pledge

    08/17/2019 8:16:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    "A high school science teacher was removed from his classroom in Duval County after he wrote a statement on his whiteboard reprimanding anyone who refused to stand for either the Pledge of Allegiance or “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Below is Goodman’s full whiteboard statement: “THINK: We had about a half million Americans die in our Civil War, which was largely to get rid of slavery. There are no longer separate water fountains and bathrooms in Jacksonville for “white” and “colored,” as Mr. Goodman remembers from the 1960′s. We had an amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowing women the right to vote....
  • Patriotism Wins in Ilhan Omar's Backyard: Citizens Fight For The "Pledge of Allegiance"

    07/23/2019 8:06:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/23/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    On June 17th, the St. Louis Park City Council voted 5-0 to get rid of the Pledge of Allegiance. On July 15th, just as the abolition was set to take effect, the Council voted 7-0 in a room crowded with American flags and red, white and blue signs, to bring the Pledge back. Outside a giant inflatable bald eagle kept watch. It was an unlikely victory for patriotism in an implausible place. St. Louis Park is a small Democrat city in Minnesota. Hillary Clinton beat Trump here 3-1. Rep. Ilhan Omar represents it in the House. The firm at the...
  • PATRIOTS WIN: Minnesota City in Rep. Omar’s District REINSTATES PLEDGE After Growing Backlash

    07/16/2019 6:06:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 7/16/19
    A Minnesota City Council in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district abruptly reversed course Tuesday; reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance after dropping the patriotic oath from their meetings weeks ago. “A Minnesota city council on Monday reportedly agreed to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings, weeks after the group sparked a widespread — and high-reaching — backlash by removing the pledge’s recital,” reports Fox News. “I’ve concluded that I made a mistake and I’m sorry and I’m asking for forgiveness,” city council member Steve Hallifan said
  • St. Louis Park City Council votes to bring back Pledge of Allegiance to meetings

    07/16/2019 9:21:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/15/19 | KSTP.com
    The St. Louis Park City Council will return to saying the Pledge of Allegiance prior to its meetings. According to KSTP reporter Brett Hoffland, the council unanimously voted to return the recitation of the pledge at its Monday night meeting. The pledge debate wasn't even on the agenda for Monday night, but that didn't stop a few hundred people from cramming into city hall to share their opinion on the issue, many coming from St. Louis Park and all across the state. "I want to make sure that our traditions continue to be recognized because this is a great country,"...
  • A Minnesota city voted to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance

    06/29/2019 12:55:34 PM PDT · by ClaytonForester · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2019 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    The idea was well-intentioned: City council members in St. Louis Park, Minn., a left-leaning suburb of Minneapolis, wanted to make sure that all residents felt welcome at their bimonthly meetings. So, last week, they voted to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. “I hope it’s not too controversial,” St. Louis Park City Council Member Tim Brausen told the Star Tribune. “Our community tends to be a very welcoming and increasingly diverse community, and we believe our citizens will understand." It did, in fact, prove to be controversial. “Anti-American much?” talk show host Joe Pagliarulo tweeted on Wednesday. “St Louis Park...
  • Biden sidesteps questions about his son's foreign business dealings but promises ethics pledge

    06/23/2019 3:29:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/20/19 | Tom Llamas, Lucien Bruggeman, Matthew Mosk
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declined to answer questions on the campaign trail this week about his son's overseas business dealings in countries where the then-vice president was conducting diplomatic work, an issue his political opponents have already begun to wield against him as he wades into the 2020 presidential campaign. More than once, after his father engaged in diplomacy on behalf of the United States in foreign countries, Hunter Biden conducted business in the same country. At two separate campaign stops on Monday, Biden avoided questions about his son while his staff blocked reporters from approaching the candidate. Biden's...
  • Pennsylvania school drops 'God bless America' after pledge

    05/08/2019 6:54:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 8, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania school principal will no longer say "God bless America" after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. Peter Brigg's practice at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield led at least one parent to complain to the Freedom for Religion Foundation, whose attorney contacted the district. The group claimed it violated the U.S. Constitution's prohibition of government sponsoring religious messages. The district decided to cease the practice after consulting with its lawyer. In a statement , the district says it is not prohibiting students from reciting "God bless America" after the pledge on their own.
  • Boys recite Pledge of Allegiance next to flag outside North Carolina fire department

    02/12/2019 9:17:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 11, 2019 | by CHRISTOPHER BRITO
    A photo of two young boys who stopped to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of a North Carolina firehouse has gone viral. Over the weekend, Roseboro Fire Department posted an image of the boys with their hands over their hearts as the flag was raised. The department said in a Facebook post on Friday that their chaplain spotted the two boys, now identified as Thomas, 7, and Derrick, 6, paying respect to the flag in Roseboro, a small town near Raleigh. "This afternoon as Chaplain Herring was raising the U.S. flag to full staff, he looked over to...
  • 10-year-old boy takes knee during Pledge of Allegiance, mayor endorses "expressions of conscience"

    02/07/2019 11:30:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | no byline
    Durham, N.C. -- Is it taking a stand or disrespecting the flag? That's the question some are asking after a Durham 10 year old took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday night's City Council meeting, reports CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV. Video of the meeting shows Liam Holmes drop down. The council invited Cub Scout Pack 451 to lead the pledge. Liam said he is a Cub Scout. "What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors," said Liam. His dad, Scott Holmes, said...
  • Pledge of Allegiance 'rooted in ... white supremacy': Dreamer immigrant activist

    01/22/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Stephen Dinan
    A prominent immigrant-rights activist launched a drive Tuesday to rewrite the American Pledge of Allegiance, saying as it stands now it’s a symbol of “rooted in nativism and white supremacy.” Cesar Vargas, a “Dreamer” who came to the country illegally with his mother and now runs the Dream Action Coalition, says the pledge speaks to fear, while he wants to see a version imbued with “optimism.” “The upgraded version should read: “I pledge allegiance and love to our indigenous and immigrant heritage, rooted in the United States of America, to our civil rights for which we strive, one voice, one...
  • Manager Runs 263-Lap Half Marathon in Shirt and Tie to Keep His Promise to His Workers

    01/19/2019 6:03:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    David Stephenson, store manager of Cedar City Deseret Industries, promised his team that if they met their sales goals, he would run at least 200 loops around the roundabout outside of their office—and he would do it in his work clothes: a shirt, tie, and slacks. “Where I work, we train individuals to get better jobs,” he explained. “They all face different challenges in their lives, so I’m always looking for any opportunity to show them that you can do hard things, even if some thing seem impossible—or not the smartest thing to do, in my case—you can still accomplish...
  • St. Louis Teacher Fired After Thanking Kids For Standing During Pledge of Allegiance

    11/16/2018 6:26:20 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    St. Louis area substitute teacher Jim Furkin was fired in October after he thanked the children for standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. This offended one student so Jim lost his teaching gig. KMOV reported:
  • Substitute teacher says ... he got banned from Parkway school

    11/16/2018 8:37:16 AM PST · by rwa265 · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2018 | Rachel Rice
    A substitute teacher who has taught for years at Parkway South High School claims school administrators banned him from working there after he thanked students for saying the Pledge of Allegiance and a student complained. The substitute teacher, Jim Furkin, told the Parkway School Board his story at their meeting Wednesday night and asked them to look into it. “I’d like to know what happened,” Furkin said. ------------- Furkin told the Post-Dispatch that in late October he was the substitute teacher for a freshman English class at Parkway South High when the school made its daily announcements over the PA...
  • The Vote Pledge to Free Republic

    10/05/2018 2:06:17 PM PDT · by Jemian · 16 replies
    Me | Fri., October 5, 2018 | Jemian
    I pledge to donate $1 US for every vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
  • CT School Board Chairman Resigns After Vote to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

    08/27/2018 1:19:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 27, 2019 | As aeen on Fox and friends
    The chairman of a Connecticut school district's board of education resigned after the board voted to begin each meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Josh Adams, chairman of the New Hartford Board of Education, ( reportedly stepped down) after opposing a vote by his fellow board members. Adams was overruled after telling board members that he would not propose the policy in a meeting, saying he decides on the agenda as chairman. He also said he doesn't pledge allegiance to anything and supports "principles on which the country was founded."
  • Parents fight back after school drops Pledge of Allegiance for student-authored oath to ‘global...

    08/24/2018 11:26:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 8/24/18 | Victor Skinner
    Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Principal Lara Zelski decided students will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s morning meeting agenda, which she described to parents as “an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.”“Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge,” she wrote, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.The statement, posted to the school website, promised parents students could recite the Pledge of Allegiance later in the day, if they felt like it,...
  • CT Dem Official Faces More Backlash After Kneeling Again for Pledge of Allegiance

    08/02/2018 3:45:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/01/18
    A Connecticut city official who came under fire just weeks ago for taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance once again knelt in protest on Monday. Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag, a Democrat, first drew outrage when she took a knee on July 16 at a Board of Selectman meeting. Schlag then posted a letter on Facebook that defended her actions, saying she knelt due to "extreme sorrow" for the country under President Trump.
  • Former officer speaks out about 'brainwashing' of kids

    03/24/2018 8:16:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    FOX news ^ | Mar. 24, 2018 | unk
    Former Tucson police officer says a visit to his son's school opened his eyes to 'stage one of brainwashing' kids. (video)