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Friday, March 23, 2012

Councilwoman Refuses to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag

By Darla Dawald

According to WABC TV NJ,  Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs doesn't like the fact the councilwoman Rebecca Williams doesn't want to say "The Pledge of Allegiance" before meetings.
In fact, part of the controversy is whether or not everyone should stand for the pledge or sit because Councilwoman Williams remains seated. Apparently both stated their position at the last meeting.
"My exercising my right as a citizen to not pledge allegiance to a flag is my right as an American citizen, and for anyone to mock that I would question their allegiance to anything," Plainfield Councilwoman Rebecca Williams said. WABC
The Mayor is upset because Councilwoman Williams will not participate in the prayer either. The mayor see both as disrespectful and a sign of defiance.
"There are many officials who believe if you go by strict Jeffersonian interpretation there should be a separation of church and state," Williams said, "People have the right to their religion and their beliefs and I would never step on anyone's toes on that."
It is clear she does not understand what the founders intended nor the consequence for their sacrifice and stand that has given her the opportunity as a woman to be a councilwoman in a free country.

I don't care what city you are a councilman or woman for, if you are in America we Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag meaning we pledge allegiance to our country, our Constitution, our Republic for which it stands. Remember many have fought and died for you to have such freedom that you so easily disregard.

I remember a saying: "if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything". I pity Councilwoman Williams as she obviously doesn't stand for anything of value.

Shame on Councilwoman Rebecca Williams!

Do you believe Councilwoman Williams should participate in the pledge as a City Elected Leader?

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