Idiot thrown out of city meeting..

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  1. pinoybaptist

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    idiot thrown out of city meeting

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    Maybe he really did not have to, but that is exactly what is wrong with this country nowadays.
    Total lack of respect for what is considered proper decorum, just because he didn't have to, and want to.
    May this Mayor's tribe increase.
     
  2. go2church

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    Wrong idiot was escorted out. The mayor should known better. The whole point of freedom of expression is that someone, especially a government official, can't tell you what to pledge or what to pray.
     
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    Might there have been a reason the man didn't stand? I was in a court room a couple years ago when the judge walked in and the bailiff said, "All rise, court is now in session." One man didn't stand up, but he did respectfully remain quiet and attentive.

    The judge started yelling at him and threatened to hold him in contempt of court if he didn't stand up IMMEDIATELY.

    The man very slowly pushed himself out of his seat and leaned heavily on the railing in front of him. He then stepped out into the aisle and pulled both pant legs up revealing two artificial legs.

    The judge got up and walked out of the court room and the bailiff announced that court was adjourned for the day.

    Sometimes there is more in play than we know. :)
     
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    From the OP - the Mayor DID NOT request the man to say the pledge.

    There is something called common courtesy and respect.

    Made me think of my graduation from NCO academy. During the practice, we came to the part that the Chaplain would give the invocation, the Sgt Major said that we are not required to bow our heads in prayer, however - if we chose not to, we were to inspect our shoes during the prayer.

    Lack of respect is a major problem in these United States.
     
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    did you even READ the post ? He was not asked to recite the pledge, as Salty pointed out.

    he's still the right idiot.
     
  6. matt wade

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    Welcome to Nazi Germany.
     
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    Well, if everyone acted this way, ie demanded he do his own thing - what if someone wanted to sing the pledge, what if someone wanted to recite it in Spanish, what if someone wanted to yell so only he is heard? Welcome to Mob rule.

    Its interesting - those who demand individual rights - often refuse to recognize the rights of others.
     
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    This isn't about people disrupting something. This is about someone not standing up. This person wasn't being disruptive, they weren't trying to take over, or only make themselves heard. They simply didn't stand up. Do we really want to start requiring people to jump to attention whenever some government official deems it necessary?
     
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    Mob rule starts somewhere -
    but like I said - its a matter of giving respect.
    What is so difficult about that.

    Now the example that TCassidy is a different story. In fact, I give double thumbs up to that man who did stand, even though it was extremely difficult for him to do so.

    The individual indicated in the OP, should be THANKFUL he has two legs to stand up.

    This is another problem we have in this country, instead of complaining so much, we should be thankful for what we have.

    You stated
    Of course the answer is NO - we are just asking for your respect during the Pledge.

    Matt, I have a good question for you. A few years ago, I went to my nieces HS graduation. As custom, the Star-Spangled Banner was played. As sign of respect I came to the position of attention - and gave the military hand salute. A moment later, I could tell someone was walking down the aisle. I slightly re-positioned myself, so she could NOT get passed me - until the Anthem was completed. MATT, had you been that person walking, would you have tried to get pass me?
     
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    No one said it was difficult. The point is that forcing people into your idea of respect goes against the basic principles of our nation.

    First of all, I wouldn't have been walking down the aisle.

    But if I had been walking down the aisle and someone purposefully got in my way, I would first ask them politely to let me by, then I would escalate to a firmer request, and then I would force myself past the person blocking my way. See what just happened? You decided to force your version of respect on me, and now we have a scene that caused a much larger disruption than me walking down an aisle.
     
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    So, just because you don't have to do it, means you can thumb your nose up at the MAJORITY who observe the decorum of respect ?
    Like, you have a child who has this idea that he doesn't have to say "sir" or "ma'am" when addressing his teacher, even if everybody else does, and the rules of the school says students should, you'd think it'll be cute and very American for you child to address his teacher or elder like he was addressing his peer ?
    SNIP

    Remember, the guy shooting the film and finally escorted out, said he doesn't want to stand, because he didn't HAVE TO, so basically what he is saying is: y'all idiots stand up all you want and pledge your allegiance to this country, I don't care, I'll sit here because that's what I want to do.

    hell, that's what messed up this country, matt.

    and by the same token, you forced your version of disrespect on the other guy.
     
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    Doesn't matter, you don't have to stand, pledge, pray or sing, if you don't want to.
     
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    The problem is people love flags more than they love freedom.
     
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    Now there is an intelligent response. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, I have the freedom to not stand if I wish to not stand. It doesn't matter what the majority is doing. If the majority of people stood up in respect to Allah, would you do it because the majority did it?

    First, my child wouldn't attend a school that had stupid rules like addressing teachers as ma'am or sir. Second, if they did, they would follow the rules of the school. The OP isn't about following rules, it's about people getting their feelings hurt because someone didn't show the level of "respect" they thought he should.

    There are laws about this and they should be followed.

    BTW, are you always such a crude individual?

    Yep, his right as an American. We don't have to jump up to attention and Heil Hitler.


    No what's messed up is people who wish to force their views on others, when those others aren't harming your life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.
     
  16. matt wade

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    Actually it's one of the more intelligent responses on this thread so far. That IS the problem. People are willing to sacrifice freedom all in the name of doing what is commonly accepted or expected. It's really pretty sad.
     
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    I would have been upset that someone did not respect the flag. On the other hand, I am upset that someone was thrown out for not respecting the flag. I guess I'm just getting crotchety in my old 30 years!

    Not to be cliche' (of course, I say that as I am about to say one of the most cliche' things I've ever said), I would have been upset that someone disrespected the flag, but I would fight and die for his right to do so.

    The way I personally would have handled it (not being mayor, just being a bystander) would have been to note that person, and try to catch up with them afterwards and explain to them that they are showing not only disrespect to the flag, but disrespect to the men and women who have fought for it. It's not about the flag. It's what it represents.

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag. And to the republic for which it stands." And then it goes on to describe the republic for which that flag stands. "One nation under God, indivisble, with liberty and justice for all." When you disrespect the flag, you are disrespecting the nation, and the freedom that is associated with it. You are disrespecting the liberty that flag stands for. By exercising your right to show disrespect, you are disrespecting that right.

    If he still decided to show disrespect, I'd shake the dust off my boots, call him an idiot under my breath, and walk away.
     
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    Just watched the video again...why didn't the Mayor wait for the guy behind him and the guy walking in front of the camera to stop walking and come to attention? Why didn't he call them out?
     
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    They love the public expression of liberty more than the actual liberty. They are willing to stand, and even recite a pledge, which costs them nothing, but when it comes time to put "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" on the line, suddenly they are nowhere to be found.

    The Talk is cheap. The Walk costs a bit more.

    PS: Woody nailed it!
     
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    Agree with you 100%. But everyone would have been better off if the discourteous slug was just ignored.
     

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