1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Should the Pledge have been recited?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Last night - Sun 24 Oct) there was a debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, with 3 candidates for the House in Ill. One individual wanted to know if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited. The moderator said no, since it was not on the agenda.:tear:

    You get three guesses what the audience did, and the first two don't count
    Be sure to watch the video!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


    PS did you know the LWV have an agenda

    Miss Moderator - I hear there is an opening at NPR!
    #1 Salty, Oct 25, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 25, 2010
  2. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
    Likes Received:
    I'm not sure the take on this one, O Great One of the Salty City

    Its would seem to me that the whole thing led by the unseen but "voicy" individual in back of the camera---put the whole crowd into a "Catch 22" predicament(boy, have I ever been in some of those)

    Do we follow proper protocol/proceedure more in line with the session's assigned Moderator


    Do we break protocol and have us a mini-Boston Tea Party----toss the Moderator's wishes aside and hold our right hand over our heart and "say the pledge"????

    To me----to say or not say the pledge falls under a constitutional right---we've got a right to say it---we've got a right not to----thats the American way

    But on the other hand---to follow the lead of the Moderator in doing what is right and just and moral---is also the American way--she says sayin' the pledge was not on the agenda----well---if you want to say the pledge---at that point say it to yourself and then go on with the meeting!! No harm done!!

    To me---it showed bad taste coming from those who wisked aside the parlimentary(sp) rules and guidelines to do something they "thought" to be patriotic----just totally un-American to bring embarrassment upon the Moderator in charge
  3. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

    Mar 23, 2001
    Likes Received:
    I'm with you here. On the other hand one should know what the group stands for before you go in. If you are going to a Gator fan parts, don't be surprised when someone does not like your Bulldogs, or they don't want to talk about how great Vince is or was.
  4. North Carolina Tentmaker

    Sep 19, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Well I have to say I loved the video. I am sick to death of these politically correct controllers telling us what we can and cannot do. I am proud of the crowd that stood up to her. Nothing seemed rehearsed or planned to me, simply a spontaneous group standing up for what was right.

    It reminds me of a ball game I went to years ago where they tried to stop the prayer and we all stood up and quoted the Lord's prayer together. Yea, in NC we still have student led prayers at all sporting events, at least in my county we do. They haven't tried to stop it since.