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Colorado Mayor Tries to Cancel Pledge of Allegiance

Colorado Mayor Tries to Cancel Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

To anyone who thinks this should be canceled in modern society, the American people would appreciate it if you would just go and find yourself another place to live. If you do not love this land and what it stands for, why are you still here? Not to mention, if you are a leader of this great country who believes this should not be upheld, you should be fired from your job as soon as possible. 

This, apparently, has happened. The mayor Shane Fuhrman of a Colorado town called Silverton decided to attempt to cancel the Pledge of Allegiance from its town meetings. His stated excuse for the action was, “Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings”. 

Board trustee member Molly Barela then asked, “Any other unilateral decisions we need to know about?”

Fuhrman responded, “If you’d like to find somewhere in the code that does not permit me to do this, I welcome that discussion at our next meeting”. A blatant attempt to disregard her concerns, to which she continued to respond saying, “It’s just been done for a long time. We all took an oath. And we, as the board, collectively decided it would be done”.

The meeting resumed, but at the end of the public comment section, one woman stood up and declared that she wanted to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. With that, nine people including two board members with Barela herself, all stood up in good American faith to recite the Pledge despite opposition from the mayor. Angry with them standing up for American values, Fuhrman told them that they were behaving out of order and said that they would be forced to leave if there were any more interruptions to the public meeting.

After the meeting, Molly Barela spoke to local news KDVR about the incident, saying that “To tell members of the public they are not allowed to say the Pledge of Allegiance during public comment and threaten to have them removed, that it was one strike and you’re out policy, violates every single one of their first amendment rights”.

In support, Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado tweeted remarks condemning the mayor’s decision with, “Silverton CO’s Mayor unilaterally banned the Pledge of Allegiance at city meetings. It’s hard to put into words what kind of anti-American disgrace this is. Mayor Fuhrman should resign and purchase a one-way ticket to China where he won’t have to worry about hearing the pledge!”.

Amen to that.

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  1. Ben

    I don’t see this as a big issue. Along with the invocation prior to council meetings, the pledge is an antiquated waste of time. It is notable that the one board member is quoted as saying,” but we have always done it like this”. I ask, Why?
    Saying the pledge or not adds no substantive value to the meeting. And before someone tells me to move to China, I served our Country’s military and now serve as a first responder in our local government, I believe in the stated ideals expressed in our Constitution, even as we fail to live up to them on a daily basis. I just don’t see where saying a poem indoctrinated into us as children, should be a thing.
    Again, Punching Bag Post finding something to feign outrage about.

    • RJ O'Guillory

      …..I’m not a big supporter of mandating The Pledge, or using coercive treatment to get people tp stand and do so. But if someone wants to use a public forum, and their few minutes of free speech to recite it, good for them. If the Council votes on it and approves it, yet the Mayor thinks he has the power to shut up the people, well good luck with that. I will guarantee you that many more people will turn out for the next ,meeting, the pledge will be said…and if the Mayor thinks he can arrest everyone…good luck with that. Additionally….let’s bet on how long before the Mayor is removed from office. Ha! Ha! Ha! I bet you are one of those people who think The Constitution is “Antiquated” and brings nor “value” to our country. What a loser.

    • J Gall

      Thjen move to China –

    • Dan Tyree

      Of course you don’t Ben.

    • Micala

      And you wonder where the “WOKE CULTURE” came from???? It is people like you who refuse to give HONOR to our country by reciting our pledge of Allegiance who these backwards, socially confused, and demanding children of the Woke Culture are watching and emanating, but in their own twisted form of rebellion!

      Yes, your actions, every adult’s actions have been observed and noted by these wretched young people! If you show no respect for our Nation, why should the Woke Culture? After all, their actions are just a mirror image of your actions, with an added twist of egocentrism.

      Sad for our Nation, sadder for those young people. They have no hero’s to look up to!

  2. Jedothek

    Some comments on the mayor’s remarks:
    1. “Due to direct and indirect threats”: Fuhrman is proud to yield to threats. Apparently it is no longer understood that courage is a virtue.
    2. “inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings”: if the comments are inappropriate, the persons making these comments are to blame for them; the pledge is not to blame.
    3. “the general divisiveness this is creating in our community”: the term divisive is routinely used now in a way that is confused at best.
    (A) To call a statement divisive as if this were an error in need of correction, just because people disagree about the statement, is a mistake. In a society with free speech we must simply accept that there will be disagreement about many public statements.
    (B)The correct use of the word divisive might be to apply it to a statement like “homosexuals should not be allowed to go to football games”: This statement, aside from its controversial nature, inherently divides the citizenry into two groups in a manner that implies an at least potentially hostile relationship.
    4. If we step back from the confused rhetoric and look at the pledge itself, we may see that there is after all a real issue here. It pertains, of course, to the phrase “under God.” Some people think that this does not belong in a statement meant to be an expression of the people, because it can be argued that inclusion of the phrase violates the first amendment ban on establishment of religion. This issue, rather than threats, inappropriate comments and divisiveness, is the one that deserves our rational consideration.

  3. Lee

    You’re entitled to your opinion, Ben..,for now, anyway! Since you seem to want to change everything about America, along with your fellow progressives, it may not be for long! Of course, unless you just continue to swallow the propaganda…then you’re golden!

    • shell

      Ben, your oath of office was to represent the constituents who entrusted you with their precious gift of trust, their VOTE, and your response to them is, “I” have decided to do things “MY” way without your voice, PERIOD!? You obviously don’t represent anyone other than you and your minority. If you served in the military or any other capacity of servitude to the people you should know a few moments in the “PLEDGE” and “PRAYER” are minuscule compared to the the inane rhetoric you espouse.

      • Ben

        Shell, what the heck are you talking about ?
        Yes, I served the Country and my local community. I have spent a life time in service of my fellow man. My actions speak much louder to the greater good than reciting an antiquated poem or praising a sky daddy.
        Instead of making a big deal of this, I suggest you and your fellow commentators find a way to positively contribute to society.

    • Ben

      Lee, Only the Republican party is trying to make critical thinking illegal.

      • LJ

        What garbage.

  4. VIETNAM VET 67-68


  5. Trumps_tossed_salad

    I personally liked Laura Ingrams idea of defunding and canceling the military. This guy is just another liberal cuck; true change is going to come when we follow Laura’s example and Cancel the military and that way only true patriots can protect the land from soy bean latte safe place totally incompetent yet pulled off the biggest voter fraud and held capital insurrectionist Antifa.

  6. Jim RiplEY

    Silverton is a attractive community high in the Colorado mountains.W hats suprising is the extent of the penetration this Anti – American liberal garbage has reached. Can the Mayor or any Liberal explain what exactly they want the U.S to become once their agenda takes over.I assume it will be a composit of Cuba,China ,Venezuela,North Korea,with a dash of”1984″ thrown in for good measure. Safe to assume Marx,Trotsky,Lenin and Engles still live !

  7. LJ

    Democrats. Human garbage.