Recently in Galena, Illinois, the town council voted to recite the Pledge of Allegiance (registration required) before each meeting.
And it’s not something that’s entirely popular.
Earlier this month, Galena Mayor Tom Brusch proposed having the Galena City Council recite the pledge at the beginning of council meetings.
But he was met with fierce opposition.
Former Galena Mayor Richard Auman, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2006, urged the current council to vote against reciting what he described as a “cheap loyalty oath.”
He said uncritical allegiance to government is something he simply cannot support.
It was perfectly OK to say it under Clinton, but the Bu$$$$hitler? No way, man!
Aldermen Laverne Greene and Charles Fach said they thought beginning council meetings with the pledge would be like starting with a falsehood since they felt there is not “liberty and justice for all” in the United States right now.
[…]After more discussion, Greene changed his vote in favor of the pledge because the council agreed to consider sending a resolution to government officials once per year expressing the council’s feelings about the rights and freedoms currently in place and the treatment of veterans.
Greene feels that it would be better to Pledge Allegiance to Venezeula or Cuba, as those countries have a much better human rights record.
Seriously, folks. If you can’t say you love America, then what the heck are you doing holding political office in America? And why are people going to vote for you if you’re so angry at America that you won’t even say you love it?
Such is the mindset of the modern Liberal. Just ask Jimmy Carter.