City In Ilhan Omar's District Eliminates Pledge Of Allegiance
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A city located in the district belonging to far-left representative Ilhan Omar has decided to eliminate the pledge of allegiance during city council meetings.
Members in the St. Louis Park City Council voted 5 to 0 vote to end the Pledge of Allegiance, noting that their reasoning for doing so was "in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community."
Anne Mavity, a City Council member said that the Pledge of Allegiance did not reflect the city's values.
"Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen," Mavity stated. "They certainly don't need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home."
City Council member Tim Brausen also supported the move saying: "I hope it’s not too controversial. Our community tends to be a very welcoming and increasingly diverse community, and we believe our citizens will understand."
The decision was immediately met with harsh backlash. Minnesota Senate Republicans tweeted: "SHOCKING: Democrats on the St. Louis Park, MN City Council voted unanimously to eliminate the pledge of allegiance at their meetings."
SHOCKING: Democrats on the St. Louis Park, MN City Council voted unanimously to eliminate the pledge of allegiance at their meetings. ???? pic.twitter.com/quurAmBm3I— Minnesota Senate Republicans (@mnsrc) June 26, 2019
Talk show host Joe Pagliarulo said: "Anti-American much? St Louis Park should no longer be allowed to claim it's in the United States of America."
Anti-American much? St Louis Park should no longer be allowed to claim it's in the United States of America. https://t.co/HCWi9hu4sw— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) June 27, 2019
Check out what the Daily Wire reported in relation to the current situation:
Residents in the area told CBS Minnesota that the Pledge of Allegiance should not be removed from the meetings.
"I think it should be said every time, whether it is in school or meetings or whatever," David Gohman told CBS Minnesota. "We owe it to the country."
Earlier this year, Fox News reported that, according to FBI statistics, Omar's district is the terrorist recruitment capitol of the United States.
Fox News reported that "more men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have — or attempted to join — a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country."
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