“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.”  St, Louis Park Pledge 

The St. Louis Park, Minnesota City Council voted unanimously on June 17 to amend their procedure rules to eliminate the reciting of the  Pledge of Allegiance before the start each of their meetings to enable the council to serve a more “diverse community.”  When the public found out, there was a tidal wave of opposition, and the council is reconsidering.

Council member Anne Mavity sponsored the rules change because she didn’t want to hurt the feelings of non-citizens.

“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” she said. “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.”

She also said that about half the cities in Minnesota do not require the Pledge of Allegiance to be spoken at council meetings. The Star Tribune fact-checked her and found only two other MN cities had removed the pledge.

When the Republicans in the State Senate tweeted out the news, the reactions were not positive:

Don, it’s not just the same state that gave is Rep. Omar, St. Louis Park is in her Congressional district, they elected her to Congress,

Exactly! Just because the meeting starts with the Pledge, it doesn’t mean everyone there has to recite it.

Wade, this is not new, progressives have been trying to change the U.S. into a socialist state for decades.

The next one earns a BINGO!


There were many more. The reaction was so adverse (and not just on Twitter) that St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano is trying to reverse the measure.



He wants to be DMed? Boy, I would hate to see his twitter feed.


H/T Conservative Firing Line

St. Louis Park Pledge