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City Council In Ilhan Omar’s District Votes to Dump the Pledge of Allegiance

St. Louis Park, located in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 5th congressional district in Minnesota, was the site of a recent uproar after their city council voted unanimously to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings.

The move, they claimed, was an effort to serve a more “diverse community.”

“We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” council member Tim Brausen said prior to a 5-0 vote to amend the proceedings.

Anne Mavity, who sponsored the rule change, said the Pledge isn’t necessary.

“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” Mavity told KARE 11.

Brausen cited another reason for removing the Pledge of Allegiance – alleged intimidation of illegal immigrants.

“Given the current Washington politics that are going on now, there’s a lot of people that are afraid of our government, and we worry about that,” he told the Star Tribune.

“Unfortunately, some of us feel like patriotism has been so politicized that it’s almost used as a weapon against people,” Brausen added.

 

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Outcry

Minnesota Senate Republicans called the City Council vote to remove the Pledge, “shocking.”

Talk show host Joe Pagliarulo took to social media and asked, “Anti-American much?

“St Louis Park should no longer be allowed to claim it’s in the United States of America,” he added.

The controversial move comes just weeks after congresswoman Omar joined the city council to discuss hosting future community events and listening sessions in the area.

They’ll Reconsider

Needless to say, people were dismayed at the council’s actions.

“If you aren’t PROUD to say OUR Pledge of Allegiance then you should NOT be our Government official,” one follower of the Senate Republicans wrote on Twitter. “It is literally pledging allegiance to our United States of America.”

And the people’s voices have been heard.

St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano announced that the issue will be taken back up during a meeting on July 8th.

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton last year praised an 11-year-old for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance.

“It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11!” Clinton tweeted. “Keep up the good work Mariana.”

It takes even more courage to stand up for your nation when it’s constantly under assault by politically incorrect liberals who’d rather eliminate everything we once held dear.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Another socialistic city that listens to the Musslim Cult who want to abolish Christianity as we know it! Screw them & the City Council! Dump their communist butts like Starbucks Coffee! That's why our ancestors broke from Britain to form America under GOD!!

  • True indeed you hit the nail on the head! Democrats are the problem! Democrats have taken the Holy Bible and prayers out of our schools! Replaced it with the Islamic Holy Quran, yet Democrats build special pray rooms for the Muslims in our schools (There is not separation of Church and State when it comes to Islam)! Democrats created the "Common Core Program" Which uses the Islamic Holy Quran to teach our children, for it teaches our children the 5 Pillars of Islam and they have to recite it! Then our schools allow Transsexuals to read children story's to show the diversity, and that its ok for one to change their sex and they are hero's if they come out from the closet! Its like the Federal Government want to de-moralize our children. They do not want them to think for themselves but want our children to depend on the Big Government to care for them.

  • Sad, But the Democrat Party wants this and is happy it is happening. Then they can get bigger donations from their "Open Borders Society" leader George Soros, they are the very ones that is organizing the Caravans from Central America. George and the Democrat House are over running our Borders which is a carbon copy of what Georges "Open Borders Society" did to the European Union. George wants to Bankrupt our Government with giving these Non skilled, uneducated moochers handouts such as Welfare, Housing, Medicaid, College Scholarships, grants, green cards, and causing chaos and blaming the Conservatives for what they done. Hum, Democrats want Illegals here read their HR1 Bill and you can see what they have in mind for us a Democrat Dictatorship. George Soros wants the Muslims here for he thinks he can use them as a Army and control them to do his bidding. Our school system is a Islamic tool called "Common Core"!

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