Citing the inability to come to a ‘consensus,’ the Mc Minnville City Council has put off at least three times a proposal calling for the council to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before each meeting. The issue has made it on the agenda for October 13th. They could kick the can down the road again for all we know.
Why can’t seven Americans bring themselves to pledge allegiance to their country? The city council member who authored the resolution told me he has no idea. I think he does but he won’t say.
Rees Lloyd, fellow blogger here at Victoria Taft.com says, if council member refuse to pledge allegiance to their country shouldn’t they say so BEFORE they’re elected? As a constitutional lawyer (and Veterans activist) Rees Lloyd says,
“The Pledge is of Allegiance to the the nation, not allegiance to a “God.” It is a pledge of allegiance to the nation as it is, and was, i.e., a nation which from its inception believed that the rights of its citizens were “endowed by their Creator,” not bestowed by the government. The U.S. remains a religious nation, i.e., one in which an overwhelming majority, 90% or more in every poll, who state they believe in a higher power, identified in English as “God.” To refuse to pledge allegiance to the nation because it contains the word God, is not a refusal to pledge allegiance to a God, it is a refusal to pledge allegiance to the nation. Anyone who cannot pledge allegiance to the United States, is unfit to hold a public office of the nation.”