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  • Anthem protest spreads to Oakland City Council

    09/23/2016 7:07:23 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2016 | Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem has inspired two Oakland City Council members to remain seated for the pledge of allegiance. Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan are the latest Oaklanders to follow Kaepernick in protesting oppression of minorities.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to rid the world of all disease

    09/21/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/21/2016 | Marion Dakers
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to rid the world of all disease Marion Dakers AP 21 September 2016 • 8:22pm The Facebook founder and his wife, who  pledged to give away 99pc of their wealth to good causes following the birth of their daughter last year, said the money would be used to assist scientific work and build new research tools. The goal, which they are unlikely to live to see accomplished, is to "cure, prevent or manage all disease" in the next 80 or so years. "So if you even just assume that we'll be able to continue...
  • Where DIS-RESPECT starts

    09/16/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies
  • RNC Head Reince Priebus Warns of ‘Consequences’ for Those Who Break GOP Pledge

    09/10/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 9/10/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A lot of people aren’t happy that some Republicans have broken their pledge to the GOP. One of those people is RNC head Reince Priebus. Reince is warning those who don’t support Donald Trump they’ll need to watch their backs in the future. Meaning, we’re not going to help you when your election rolls around if you turn your back on us now. Makes sense – for the most part. From Newsmax: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be “consequences” in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who don’t stick with their pledge to support the...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • State Department: Hillary’s ethics pledge did not apply to her top aides

    08/11/2016 6:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/11/16 | John Sexton
    A State Department spokesperson clarified Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s 2009 ethics pledge—to avoid conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation—did not extend to Clinton’s top aides at the Department. Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau was asked about recently revealed emails that showed top members of Hillary Clinton’s staff doing favors for Clinton Foundation associates. “I’m not going to speak to specific emails, but I think you guys know State Department officials are regularly in touch with a wide variety of outside individuals and organizations including businesses, nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks,” Trudeau replied. “You don’t feel like there was impropriety in the relationship
  • Clinton's pledge: Steady hand at 'moment of reckoning'

    07/28/2016 6:40:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies ^ | 7/28/16 | Julie Pace and Robert Furlow, Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a volatile world. "We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against," she said in excerpts released ahead of her speech Thursday accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. "But we are not afraid. We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have."
  • Pride before the fall: Too many Republican candidates do not honor their pledge

    07/21/2016 3:37:03 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2016 | Howard J. Warner
    The third night of the Republican National Convention provided observers with that moment of true ethics and honor. Governor Kasich has not attended the convention and will not endorse Donald Trump. He claims to be a man of conviction, but what conviction? Or is he a sore loser? What about Governor Jeb Bush, who will not attend? Is he still upset because he was called a loser or low energy? Did he think the $100 million raised by his campaign should ensure his victory? Could they be willing to elect Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump? Would they saddle us with...
  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    John Kasich and two other prominent Republicans said on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s announcement speech that they won’t endorse him for president. Kasich, who ran against Trump in the primary, was asked on MSNBC Thursday about the pledge he signed saying he would support the eventual nominee. “It’s painful,” the Ohio governor said, NPR reports. “Look I’m sorry that this has happened. We’ll see where it ends up. I’m not making any final decision yet, but at this point, I just can’t do it.’
  • Hillary Laughs As Person Introducing Her Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge Of Allegiance [VIDEO

    05/11/2016 9:13:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/16 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton laughed as the person introducing her omitted “under God” from the pledge of allegiance. Wednesday, during a campaign rally at Camden County College in New Jersey, the woman said, “Only Hillary can bring us together as one nation, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” After the woman said “one nation,” she can be heard beginning to say under, but then caught herself. The crowd roared in approval.
  • Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush ‘Dishonorable’ For Reneging On Pledge

    05/08/2016 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2016 | by MICHELLE MOONS
    Seventeen GOP presidential contenders pledged to support the eventual nominee, but now presumptive nominee Donald Trump is calling out former establishment darling Jeb Bush for not honoring that pledge. "Jeb Bush signed a pledge and basically it says I’m gonna support the person who wins the Republican primaries right? And it said that very strongly and he signed the pledge and now he says he’s not going to honor the pledge. That’s very dishonorable. I think he should honor it. Even if he doesn’t love me. And it’s hard for him to like me. But remember this, look, I hit...
  • Trump’s Threat on Pledge Could Cost Him South Carolina Delegates (Break Pledge, Lose 50 Delegates)

    03/31/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 66 replies ^ | 3/31/16 | Zeke J. Miller
    Donald Trump’s announcement that he no longer stands by a pledge to support the GOP has thrown his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates in doubt. The Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Though Trump won all of the state’s delegates in the Feb. 20 primary, anti-Trump forces are plotting to contest their binding to Trump because of his threat on the pledge Tuesday. The loyalty pledge is nothing new in South Carolina, where it has been required...
  • Ted Cruz Shifts Away From Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

    03/25/2016 11:47:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 84 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 25, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    "I don't make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family, and Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee," Cruz told reporters Friday afternoon, his clearest suggestion yet that he could not back the billionaire if he is the GOP's standard-bearer in the general election. . . . "I want to be crystal clear: These attacks are garbage," Cruz wrote on Facebook. "For Donald J. Trump to enlist his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bis bidding shows you that there is no low Donald...
  • How the Republican Plan to Trap Trump Has Backfired

    03/15/2016 2:48:59 AM PDT · by trebb · 59 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 14 March 2016 | Rob Garver
    Cruz, speaking to reporters on Monday, reiterated that he would support Trump in the general election, though he qualified it by saying, “I can give you one example where I would no longer support Donald Trump. If for example, he were to go out on 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, I would not be willing to support Donald Trump.”
  • Fox News stole the show at the big GOP debate: Secures All Candidate's Pledge To Support the Nominee

    03/04/2016 7:33:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/04/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    The Fox News Republican debates ended where they began: with a pledge. During the first Fox-hosted Republican presidential debate in August, the candidates were asked whether they would pledge not to run as an independent if they lost the Republican nomination — a clear shot at Donald Trump, who was openly mulling the possibility. Flash forward to Thursday night. The rival Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich were pressed on whether they would support Trump if he secured their party's nomination. Moderators Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace threw the candidates off their talking points....
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • Sanity wins: School tosses principal’s ban on Santa, Pledge of Allegiance

    12/15/2015 6:38:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Natalie Musumeci
    Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a “harvest festival.” The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning, a day after The Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim.
  • Obama to make forceful pledge of U.S. power against Islamic State in address

    12/06/2015 10:31:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/6/15 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will pledge to use "every single aspect of American power" to destroy Islamic State during a rare Oval Office address on Sunday in an effort to reassure Americans his administration is handling the threat of terrorism forcefully. The president will speak to Americans shortly after 8:00 p.m. EST to discuss how the government has worked to keep the country safe since the Paris attacks and, going back further, since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Obama has come under consistent pressure from Republicans to step up his response to Islamic...
  • Washington Post: Donald Trump's Loyalty Pledge Means Almost Nothing

    09/04/2015 2:54:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Breitbart News
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump signed a formal pledge crafted by the Republican National Committee that he will not run for president as an independent if he doesn’t win the party’s nomination.
  • Donald Trump On The Day He Took The Pledge (audio)

    09/03/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    I think that Iran right now is in the driver’s seat to do whatever they want to do. I think what’s happening with Iran is, I think it’s one of the, and I covered it very well. I assume you saw the news conference. I think Iran is, it’s one of the great deals ever made for them. I think it’s one of the most incompetent contracts I’ve even seen. I’m not just talking about defense. I’m not talking about a contract with another country. I’ve never seen more of a one-sided deal, I think, in my life, absolutely.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Press Conference; Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

    09/03/2015 12:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-3-15 | Donald Trump
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump reveals that he has signed a pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee for President may be- and that he will not run on a third party ticket.

    09/03/2015 9:15:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 171 replies ^ | 9-3-2015 | BREITBART NEWS
    From Mike Allen writing at Politico: A close associate tells POLITICO that Donald Trump plans to sign a loyalty pledge Thursday that would bind him to endorse the Republican nominee, and would preclude a third-party run. Trump made the stunning decision, which he has long resisted, to avoid complications in getting listed on primary ballots, and to take away an attack line in the next debate, the associate said.
  • Why Donald Trump Should Never Pledge Not To Run An Independent Campaign – A Specific Example….

    08/13/2015 8:43:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-12-2015 | sundance
    Much controversy erupted post-debate following Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge he would not mount a third party campaign for the presidency. I hope he never does, here’s why. Trump didn’t explain during the 30 to 60 seconds he was afforded for explanation; then again, who could? The answer “why” is far more serious than a half-minute soundbite would allow. However, using one specific example allow me to point out the obvious. We’ve taken a lot of criticism for pointing out the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats, so take the time to just consider this simple real life question.
  • If Jeb Bush is not nominated, will he pledge to support the GOP candidate?

    08/07/2015 7:08:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-7-2015 | Newsmachete
    A question came up at last night's debate over whether Donald Trump would support the GOP nominee if it weren't him. But the same question could easily be asked about Jeb Bush. Because when there is a primary and a conservative candidate gets nominated over an establishment one, very often establishment GOP types don't support the nominee or actively support the Democrat. That's what happened in Virginia when conservative Ken Cuccinelli got nominated over the establishment candidate. Lt. Governor Bill Bolling never did endorse Cuccinelli, and was outed as a traitor to the Republican Party when it was revealed he...

    06/14/2015 9:42:20 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 2 replies
    The American Flag Foundation Inc. ^ | June 14, 2015 | The American Flag Foundation Inc.
    Sunday, Flag Day, June 14,2015, inside Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the 36th Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance will take place at 7 PM EST, as well as a Navy Tattoo, from 6:00 PM to 8 PM.
  • Judge Brilliantly Defends Keeping 'Under God' in Pledge

    05/16/2015 6:39:58 AM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 15, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    New Jersey Judge David F. Bauman recently dismissed a case orchestrated by a student, his parents, and the American Humanist Association and ruled that hearing the words "under God" during the Pledge of Allegiance does not violate the constitutional rights of atheist students. In his decision released Monday, Bauman brilliantly laid to rest the notion that the phrase can, or should, be erased from America's history.
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/28/2015 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ( ^ | 4/27/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    In veiled threat, Wendy Sherman says if Israeli gov't doesn't show commitment to two-state solution, US will have trouble backing it in UN. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Reuters US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted...
  • Muslim Police Chief Refuses Pledge Of Allegiance, Fellow Officer Takes Action

    04/24/2015 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/24/15
    With the Obama administration increasing the number of Muslim migrants into the U.S. comes the Islamization of the West — an intentional, gradual overthrow of democracy and freedom by using that same democracy and freedom that’s afforded to them. Ironically, Muslims flock to Western countries and demand the laws be changed to implement Islamic laws that are already in place in their own nations. So, why do they feel the need to create yet another Muslim country when they already have over 90 across the globe? Because their allegiance to Islam requires them to hold nothing above it, not only...
  • 'Under God' will stay in district's Pledge of Allegiance after group drops fight

    04/14/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 4 replies ^ | 0414/2015 | Jeff Goldman
    A group representing atheists has decided to end its attempt to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association allowed its 45-day window to appeal a Monmouth County Superior Court judge's ruling to pass, according to a report on The group didn't say why it chose to stop its legal challenge. The judge had tossed the group's lawsuit, which demanded the phrase be taken out of the pledge recited each morning in the Matawan-Aberdeen school district. Superior Court Judge David Bauman said the reference to God in the Pledge is more of a...
  • Pledge of Allegiance: American, not Muslim

    03/31/2015 4:35:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/31/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Whether it is another transpicuous display of Erebusic diversity (and it is), or another blatant attempt to transmogrify the Untied States into accepting the incursion of Islam as a valued tradition of America (and it is), all reasonable-minded Americans should be outraged. The Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag isn’t a case of “should be” always said in English, it is a case of “it must always be” pledged in English. There is no acceptable reason for it to be otherwise. For this columnist and hundreds of millions of other Americans, English is recognized as the official language of...
  • New Jersey Teen Heads to Court to Defend Her Right to Say 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    09/24/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/24/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New Jersey high school student and her family have entered the ongoing legal battle over a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, and her family filed an official response to a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association. "If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right to silence me," said Jones in a statement. "When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am...
  • Atheists Mount Campaign to Boycott the Pledge of Allegiance

    09/12/2014 3:59:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 12, 2014 | KATHY SCHIFFER
    The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently launched a national campaign to rally Americans against reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. You can probably guess what phrase the AHA finds offensive: naturally, it’s the part about “under God.” The ultimate aim of their “Don't Say the Pledge” campaign is to have those two words officially deleted from the pledge. The campaign is currently being promoted through ads at bus stops in New York and Washington, D.C. and videos on YouTube.   Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, explained the group's objection to the Pledge:“We want everyone to know...
  • Why Christians Might Want To Abstain From Reciting “The Pledge Of Allegiance”

    05/23/2014 2:19:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Formerly Fundie ^ | 05/20/2014 | Benjamin L. Corey
    The “Pledge of Allegiance” is one of those issues that surfaces in the news consistently– usually regarding debate over the line “under God”. Conservative Christians want to fight to keep “under God” in the pledge, while secularists and others prefer it be removed, thus restoring the pledge to its original state. Because the pledge has been recited at the start of every day in nearly every school across the country, questioning this practice has been something that Christians on a large scale have failed to do. As a result, it has become so ingrained in our culture that recently a...
  • Massachusetts High Court Upholds 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance as Constitutional

    05/12/2014 5:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Atheist parents and students wanted the Pledge of Allegiance banned in schools in Massachusetts because it contains the phrase "under God," but the state's highest court has ruled that reciting it does not violate the commonwealth's constitution or laws. "We hold that the recitation of the pledge, which is entirely voluntary, violates neither the Constitution nor the statute [which prohibits discrimination in Massachusetts public school education] ...," the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said Friday in Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. "Simply being offended by something does not make it a violation of the Massachusetts Constitution," said Senior Legal Counsel...
  • Boy punished at school for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    05/08/2014 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 35 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5/7/14 | Rucks Russell
    NEEDVILLE, Texas -- Mason Michalec says he loves his country but just not the government. “I’m really tired of our government taking advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet laws.” That's why he's taken a pledge of sorts to not say the Pledge of Allegiance with classmates.
  • Colorado High School Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’

    04/29/2014 4:29:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, the student body recited the pledge in Arabic replacing “under God” with “under Allah.” Parents should demand that principal Tom Lopez of Rocky Mountain High school invite a speaker to inform the children just what the implications are of “nation under Allah”. If they had any clue they would never utter those words again. Further proof of the increasing islamization of our schools. Mind-blowing. Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations...
  • Secular Group Files Lawsuit in New Jersey Against 'Under God' in Pledge

    04/22/2014 9:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association announced Monday that a New Jersey school district will be the latest entity sued over the two words. David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that he believes the pledge's words are religiously coercive. "Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God," said Niose. "Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens,...
  • Humanist group sues NJ school district over 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    04/22/2014 7:49:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 4-22-2014 |
    <p>David Niose, an attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said public schools should not permit an exercise that "teaches students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God."</p> <p>“Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices,” Niose said in a statement.</p>
  • The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance

    12/23/2013 4:38:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-22-13 | Bob Greene
    On this day 71 years ago -- December 22, 1942 -- Congress got the United States out of what had turned into an unexpectedly embarrassing situation. It concerned the Pledge of Allegiance -- specifically, something called the Bellamy Salute. Most people today have likely never heard of it, but the Bellamy Salute was once a constant part of the country's life. Until 1892, there was no such thing as a Pledge of Allegiance. Daniel Sharp Ford, the owner of a magazine called Youth's Companion, was on a crusade to put American flags in every school in the country. He sensed...
  • School forced to apologize after showing students Obama campaign video that includes celebrities

    09/30/2013 10:42:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/30/13 | Staff
    A Wisconsin middle school has been forced to apologize after showing students a video produced after Barack Obama´s 2008 election that included celebrities pledging to ´be a servant to the President.´ Some parents who watched the video at an assembly at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Wisconsin, called it propaganda and complained that it was inappropriate for young minds. The video, produced by Oprah Winfrey´s production company, includes celebrities like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria. Scroll down for video-It begins with the stars describing their pledges to do one thing to change the world. KMSP-TV
  • Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11

    09/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    The principal of Concord Carlisle High School in Boston issued an apology Wednesday after a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and the Pledge of Allegiance was not. According to principal Peter Badalament, a “small number” of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote “cross-cultural understanding,” (Skip) Mohja Kahf’s “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” tells a granddaughter’s account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day
  • Atheists Exempt From Reciting Pledge of Allegiance Still Seek to Stop it at Schools

    09/04/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Alliance Defending Freedom and the Massachusetts Family Institute have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in response to a lawsuit from atheist students and parents who want to stop the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools – even though they are not required to participate. "The Pledge of Allegiance shouldn't be banned merely because someone who is not even required to recite it feels offended," said MFI Executive Vice President Andrew Beckwith. "The Pledge unites Americans. The court should uphold the lower court's ruling and refuse to divide Americans by silencing a voluntary exercise of patriotism just because a...
  • A pledge against allegiance to man

    07/31/2013 1:46:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies ^ | July 04, 2013 | Christopher Knight
    I can no longer, in good conscience and in keeping to my faith in God, recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. This is a choice which I have abided for nearly a year. At various times I have felt led to articulate my reasons for doing so. Indeed, this past fall a friend helped me to record a video about my decision to never again say the Pledge of Allegiance (we filmed it at Guilford Courthouse Battleground, in front of the statue of General Nathaniel Greene, for what it’s worth). Recent events...

    06/15/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/13/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    A "multicultural student group" at Rocky Mountain High School recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on Monday, replacing "one nation under God" with "one nation under Allah." School principal Tom Lopez supported the decision to have the pledge recited in this manner, and even after an outraged public contacted the school to complain Lopez stood his ground. Lopez claims the kids weren't trying to be "un-American," but to "[accentuate] the meaning of the words as regularly spoken in English."
  • Video – Entire Audience at NJ Gun Hearing Disobeys Senators Orders, Recites Pledge

    05/18/2013 10:50:06 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 58 replies
    GunsSaveLives ^ | may 17th 2013 | GunsSaveLives
    Then in one of the best displays of civil disobedience I’ve ever seen, the entire audience recited the pledge of allegiance, while most of the lawmakers remained seated. This is one to share. Patriotism is ALIVE in America.
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Radio.Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge

    01/22/2013 1:15:33 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/13 | Aurelius
    Whoops. I'm sure the President just made a mistake and the words "under God" just happened to be missing in the pledge of allegiance. During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President. Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge: “We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...” Of course this isn't the first time that the Democratic party has removed God from their speeches. During...
  • Oregon rep salutes 'one nation under love,' lack of love results

    01/17/2013 11:19:13 AM PST · by AuntB · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | MSN
    Oregon representative Carolyn Tomei, a Democrat, says she didn't think "anyone would notice" when she came up with a revision to the Pledge of Allegiance — swapping out "one nation under God" for the groovier, if less traditional, "one nation under love." Conservative bloggers picked up on the change when Tomei led the Oregon House in reciting the pledge this week.... A spokesperson for the Oregon House Speaker downplayed the dust-up: "My hope is that this is the last time I talk about it."