Pledge Of Allegiance Dust-Up: Who’s Right, Gaetz Or Nadler?

The rule change Gaetz proposed seems simple enough, was Nadler right to object?

Now that the House leadership drama is behind us, and Schiff is kicked from his committee, we’re settling into the usual rhythms of any post-election January.

Most committee assignments have been handed out, and the committees themselves are figuring out their updated Standard Operating Procedures.

Matt Gaetz brought a constituent along, with the hope of making a small rule change that would have each session begin with a Pledge of Allegiance, as led by a designated constituent guest brought along by a committee member who finds his or her guest to be especially inspirational.

Nadler was not on board with his idea and gives his reasons for objecting.

Who do YOU think was right?

In a follow-up with Daily Caller, Gaetz gave some explanation of his rationale for the request which ought to be seen, in his view, as a ‘unifying and patriotic’ measure, rather than a point of division.

“Standing for the American flag isn’t controversial. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a waste of time. Democrats are so outraged at the idea of a daily dose of patriotism that they spent 30 minutes ranting and raving in opposition. Congress cannot expect the American people to believe they are fighting for their values when they don’t even care to recite the Pledge of Allegiance”.

It has been scarcely more than a month since elected officials ooh-ed and aw-w-wed over a foreign country’s flag unfurled in Congress, and the top Republican senator described that same country as the topmost priority of all Republicans.

Maybe an extra reminder of which country that allegiance is REALLY directed toward isn’t such a bad idea.

What do you think?

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    1. Agreed. On point, Nadler voted against the resolution denouncing Socialism in this country. What is socialism? It is the cousin of Marxism, Communism – the political ideologies that state that the POLITICAL ELITE know better than you what you need, what you can have and do, what is available to you. All based on the natural freedoms that you have being a citizen of the world. What does Socialism do to the FREE man? It takes away those FREEDOMS and enslaves ALL peoples to the whims and fancies of a very ELITE few, who garnish all the privileges and fortunes of others for THEIR SELFISH use, power and control.

  1. A lot of us fly a flag during national holidays and see flags flying all around us. Some pledge “allegiance” to a flag but do you know what the flag is and why it is important to at least be aware of what it represents? The flags you see flying represent the authority that governs your lives whether you know what that authority is or not.

    Let’s look at what the Law says. Various acts of Congress and Executive Orders have set the flag’s proportions. A general rule of law is that, “a military flag is “more square” than the civilian flag”. Another way of stating this is the civilian flag is the least square flag.

    Find a site that shows the American flag and examine the specifications on the page. While it states the truth, there is a subtle almost subliminal untruth there. While the text is accurate, the illustration is misleading. Looking at the flag pictured will reinforce what you see flying all over the country. But it does not illustrate what is written on the site. Simply, the site states, correctly, that the dimensions of the flag should be 1.9×1 or 1.9 times a long as it is high. The flag pictured is about 1.67×1. The pictured flag is one you can buy in any store, usually stated as 3×5.

    You may see something that looks like an American Flag, but it is a colorable flag, a colorable alteration or imitation. It is a shortened, more-square, flag, for stating the jurisdiction of the corporate federal government (the SCOTUS has stated that the federal government is a corporation when viewed from the States). Take your tape measure and calculator to determine what kind of a flag it is. Five will get you ten that its proportion is 1 X 1.66 or 1 X 1.5. It looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but it ain’t a duck.

  2. He said that the amendment gives them the opportunity to have the pledge recited by an invited inspirational constituent. It’s not a mandate and it sounds like it can be done if desired, or not. It sounds optional, and a chance to give an “inspirational constituent” a moment in American history. I don’t have a problem with that. (you self-serving squat of a negative, disgruntled penguin)

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