Wednesday, June 29, 2011

City Council in Oregon Belittles Pledge to Flag; One Compares Pledge to "The Communist Manifesto"

The Fox News website reports today (June 29, 2011) that the City Council in Eugene, Oregon has voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before each council meeting.

Instead, the council approved a compromise measure that allows the pledge to be recited at only four council meetings a year: those closest to the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day.

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy -- who opposed reciting the pledge -- said, "If there's one thing the flag stands for, it's that people don't have to be compelled to say the Pledge of Allegiance or anything else."

Councilwoman Betty Taylor -- another pledge opponent -- compared saying the Pledge of Allegiance to reading from "The Communist Manifesto."

1 comment:

  1. I think it is a bit extreme to compare the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance to the reciting of the Communist Manifesto.