Compromise on Pledge of Allegiance in Oregon Town Has Some Seeing Red
By Dan Springer
"An Oregon town's (Eugene) 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..."
"...(Councilman Mark) Clark says all he wanted to do was unite the council and show his more conservative constituents that in this city where diversity is celebrated, their more traditional values also are important. “It’s a little ironic to see those who have championed the idea of tolerance be less tolerant on this question...”
"Mayor Kitty Piercy called the Pledge of Allegiance divisive..."
"...Under Clark’s proposal, saying the pledge would be voluntary not only for the public at the meetings, but the council members themselves."
"Councilman George Brown voted against the compromise, saying the Pledge of Allegiance had no place at City Hall..."It does not unite us.”
Councilwoman Betty Taylor compared saying the Pledge of Allegiance to reading from "The Communist Manifesto."
Resident Anita Sullivan summed up a common viewpoint: “...It sort of means loyalty to your country; well, I feel loyalty to the entire world...”
I wonder how they feel about that in....Ohio
Race, why do you always blog on pessimistic subjects? There is a bright side to life on this planet we call Earth....I'm just sayen...
It makes me wonder where "I" can go to find a community of like-minded people. Oregon never was that place anyway. Eugene seems to be clearly off the list.
Come to Corvallis, y'all! We're soooo like minded here:) Well, all 40 of us!
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