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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:51 AM

Trump revisits Pledge of Allegiance controversy: People are 'sick & tired' of 'stupidity and...

Source: The Hill

Trump revisits Pledge of Allegiance controversy: People are 'sick and tired' of 'stupidity and disloyalty'

BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO - 07/11/19 09:27 AM EDT

President Trump on Thursday returned to the debate over the Pledge of Allegiance in a Minnesota city, saying the practice is "under siege."




A group of protestors gathered outside the city council building in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday to demand the Pledge of Allegiance be restored as a requirement at council meetings, the Pioneer Press in St. Paul reported.

The session they protested was meant to re-address the councilís unanimous decision to drop the pledge requirement from meetings.

Trump in a tweet earlier this week called the protestors "patriots."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452574-trump-eyes-pledge-of-allegiance-controversy-in-minnesota-people-are

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:53 AM

1. Dude, Minnesota gave us Al Franken and Amy Klobatur.

You sure you're going to win?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:54 AM

2. To hell with abiding by the SCOTUS, Constitution, or Congress!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:58 AM

3. Patriots? Non-citizens do not have to honor the flag.

Non-citizens do not have to honor the flag.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:21 AM

9. She's actually a citizen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:58 AM

4. Actually this is so true

We ARE "sick and tired of stupidity and disloyalty". Everything he says tends to stick to him, like the old childhood taunt "I'm rubber, you're glue".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:06 AM

5. Focus on surfaces and symbols, ignore depth and substance.

This is what conservatives ALWAYS do! Remember the Great Flag Lapel Pin Controversy of 2008? They fiercely defend the Pledge. They are enraged by flag burning. Yet their hero in the White House is in the process of disassembling and destroying everything these symbols stand for!

It's maddening. Weren't these awful people supposed to be Raptured away years ago? I am SO ready to be Left Behind.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:39 AM

6. Well, what else do conservatives have to offer?

It's kind of hard to get people to vote for more tax cuts for the rich on that issue alone.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:52 AM

7. He is right about people being sick and tired of stupidity and disloyalty

His party needs to be voted out and dissolved

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:01 AM

8. Says the personification of stupidity and disloyalty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:31 AM

10. I demand that Trump and everyone in his administration say the Pledge before every meeting.

If they don't, that is just more proof of their disloyalty to this country!

Seriously, I bet Trump wouldn't be able to recite the Pledge accurately without reading it (and maybe not even then).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:44 AM

11. Patriotism is the last refuge

Of a despot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:10 PM

12. As soon as the U.S. ceases to be a rogue superpower--

committed to multiple illegal, immoral, elective wars of never-ending aggression and occupation-- I might consider my allegiance to it, but probably not because I'm not keen on associating myself with the murders of hundreds of thousands, torture and the horrendous decline in quality of life our MIC imposes on the world in order to prop up the petrodollar and extract unimaginable wealth for the few.

But I'm not bitter.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

13. I'm sick and tired of the fake patriotic bullshit coming from the right.

Not everything needs to give you an Americagasm patriotic boner every time you so much as breathe. And any time anyone so much as looks at a flag funny, that doesn't mean they're disrespecting it. The first amendment guarantees a right to protest, you know, and that's one of the most patriotic things you can do.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:17 PM

14. The last refuge of a scoundrel.

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Response to dchill (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:20 PM

15. Fo sho!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:37 PM

16. Loyalty to the Constitution? Nope.

Accepting help for elections from a foreign country? Check.
Lip service to patriotism? Check.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:47 PM

17. this reply nails it

Trump knows the easiest way to manipulate his base is to keep them all torqued up with a freedom-boner and in a constant state of outrage over feelings issues and things that arenít even happening while he actively dismantles the Constitution and the system of checks & balances.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:01 PM

18. The old gaslighter is still at it

It's happening in a small part of Minneapolis so, of course, the rest of the country won't be far behind unless we do something. And never mind the mulling over setting fire to the constitution.

Get used to it. The so-called War on Christmas will be restoked on cue in a few months.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:41 PM

19. The "Pledge," like the flag are merely symbols, nothing more.

And as George Carlin famously said, "I'll leave symbols to the symbol-minded."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:23 AM

20. EFF YOU, TRAITOR ! ! !



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