Congressional Democrats Oppose Pledge Of Allegiance
Ever wondered why nothing gets done in D.C.? Read this portion of a news article demonstrating your tax dollars at work.
“On the Judiciary Committee, we are charged with vindicating the constitutional rights of our fellow Americans, and our Pledge of Allegiance is a national symbol of pride and unity,” he explained. “My amendment gives the committee the opportunity to begin each of its meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.”
But Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the committee, immediately opposed it.
“I would oppose it simply on the grounds that, as members know, we pledge allegiance every day on the floor. And I don’t know why we should pledge allegiance twice in the same day to show how patriotic we are,” he said. “I don’t think this is the most important amendment in the world.”
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) swiftly demonstrated why Nadler’s objection was, perhaps, not justified.
“I’ve not seen Mr. Nadler on the floor when the pledge is done, and most members are not present there,” Johnson said. “So it’s not accurate to say we do the pledge every day or participate in the pledge every day. It may be offered, but you’re not there for it.”
From there, the civility of the meeting quickly went downhill. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) countered with his own amendment barring “insurrectionists” from leading the pledge of allegiance. Gaetz responded that Democrats also have a history of not supporting the outcome of presidential elections or denying their legitimacy.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) later undercut Cicilline’s argument completely, noting that “insurrection” is a crime and would disqualify those convicted of it from serving in the House. Cicilline was thus forced to admit that no one on the committee was guilty of “insurrection.”
At one point, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) took the opportunity to point out what he believed was the absurdity of the debate.
“I’m almost speechless,” he said. “I know it’s a real backbreaker. … We can [go] that little extra mile, stand up, put our hand on our chest, say what we believe, and reaffirm this America that we love. Come on. This can’t be real. I can’t believe we’re having this debate.”
These are your congressional representatives at work. And the truly scary part is these people are elected by supposedly thinking, educated adults. I’ve seen more maturity from kindergarteners.
God help us.
To show how patriotic they are, several republicans have stopped wearing the American Flag lapel pin and now sport an AR15 lapel pin. The silliness of political grandstanding needs to stop. They need to get to work solving the real problems facing our country such as overspending, immigration, and climate crisis.
Got a new handle, Chris the Bigot ?
Says the guy openly biggoted about the LGBTQ community. My formal name is Christian.
Oh but you are the bigot, Chris the Bigot. And that’s why you’ve changed your name here – because you’ve been outed as a nasty prejudiced bigot, and you’re trying to escape your reputation.
I am open to who you believe I am bigoted against. I am always open to learning more about being more tolerant of others. Let me know. Happy to be even more woke.
Oh, that’s easy. It’s only about a week ago – without any basis – you characterized those who disagree with you as moonshine swilling uneducated rednecks who yuck it up over the back of their pick-up trucks.
What disgusting prejudice. What smug arrogance. What bigotry.
Bigotry is still bigotry when it’s directed at straight white males, Chris the Bigot.
“Ever wondered why nothing gets done in D.C.?” Au contraire. Massive income transfer [aka, grift] is ongoing. $5,700,000,000,000 in 2023 will be taken from the Americans who earned it and given to other people to spend.
Very good point Healey. I guess I should have found a better way to put it, lol.
Dead right. The thievery is of Brobdingnagian scale…
Are you proposing the Federal government cancel Social Security (19%), Medicare/Medicaid (12%), Veteran benefits (4%), and Military Defense Spending (12%), or Net Interest on Debt (8%).
Of course I you don’t. You as a “Christian”, you want to cut benefits for those struggling in our economy (Income Security Programs 14%) or Education, Training, and other social security programs (11%). You know, because we don’t have enough homeless people suffering. (Reminder that the majority of people receiving federal benefits have jobs.)
Sure, we can trim 2% spent on general government or the 1% spent on ‘other’. What a joke.
What..? Have you been drinking?
Simple. The US Constitution allows for public impeachment if the public loses faith in its elected officials. Well guess what we have so it’s time to get the process started.
Alan, you’re absolutely right – we’re being governed by a bunch of immature morons. I can assure you – I didn’t vote for any of the ones involved in this schoolyard debate you point to, but the ones I did vote for aren’t exactly impressing me, either.
Yada, yada, yada.
Just feed Jerry and he will be quiet.
Educated adults? No way. They are brainwashed idiots who do not believe in the constitution or the US Government. It is unfortunate that you have to pass a test to drive a car, but any fool can vote. I think only those people who work and pay taxes should have the right to vote. I know this is a radical idea, but maybe it would get some people off the public dole if they thought they could no longer vote to keep their puppet masters in office.
That’s “…supposedly thinking, educated adults.” AB. But your statement is, unfortunately, is way too accurate.
Of course, republicans want to keep ‘other; people from voting. Paint me shocked.
The international Left has always despised the US, because it’s the home of free people and free markets. The Democrat Party has become a socialist party, and so it despises the US.
It’s time real Americans understood that the Left is a Fifth Column.
Unfortunately Austin, you are so right. And the MSM constitutes their Sixth column.
What is also unfortunate is that the majority of Americans either don’t care or are ignorant of what is going on around them.
And BTW PG Chris, my grandfather always told me ignorance can be cured but stupidity is forever. I’ll leave the rest of the thought open for others to conclude.
I think all this stuff is a bit silly, but if you cannot pledge allegiance to your country, maybe, just maybe, you should not hold public office–Just saying-
I consider it more pathetic then silly, but I agree wholeheartedly with your feelings