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Trump Vows to Minnesota ‘Patriots’ To Fight for Pledge of Allegiance

A Minnesota city that voted to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings just got bad news from the president of the United States.

Last month, the city council of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, voted unanimously to ban the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at its regular meetings.

The council said its decision was based on concerns that some residents may be offended by it.

As you can imagine, the council’s decision resulted in much controversy.

Most recently, the council was met with a throng of protesters at its Monday night meeting. Even though public input was not on the agenda, protesters made their voices heard by chanting the pledge during the proceedings.

The tensions were publicized enough that they caught the eye of the commander in chief. And Trump let his opinion be known.

“Outrage is growing in the Great State of Minnesota where our Patriots are now having to fight for the right to say the Pledge of Allegiance,” President Trump tweeted. “I will be fighting with you!”

All of the recent attention was not without impact on the Minnesota town.

The St. Louis Park City Council introduced two resolutions at Monday’s meeting to address the issue.

The resolutions aim to “either reverse the decision or study the matter further,” according to The Washington Times.

Some are accusing the president of “gaslighting” the issue because the council’s action only removed the pledge from the meetings; the resolution did not address the pledge outside of that context.

While Trump’s tweet didn’t mention the ban’s limitation on meetings, he did not claim the resolution expands beyond the council’s meetings either.

It is the citizens’ right to want their representatives to say, hear and remember the Pledge of Allegiance before each city council meeting. And when the council makes that impossible, it is taking action against the pledge and people who would want it heard and remembered in that context.

The pledge may be merely a symbolic creed, but it is one symbolic of the freedom and greatness of our nation.

If I have to choose between a president who is apathetic about the pledge or who is passionate about it, I unashamedly choose the patriotism of the latter.

American patriotism is certainly more than the recitation of a pledge. But disregard for the truths within it will lead to this country’s demise and an abandonment of our nation’s most basic principles.

A version of this story appears on the Western Journal website.

43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. CharlieSeattle

    July 9, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    WTF is wrong in Minnesota??

    • Rob

      July 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      They are almost run by entire towns of Muslims now. And to the ahole labguy that wrote about what is the matter mTrump. Its not him it’s an American thing and if you are not American and patriotic then go somewhere else! It’s respect, which you obviously don’t have!

    • Currin

      July 9, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      These people BLEED just everyone else!

    • ceedogg

      July 10, 2019 at 12:10 am

      Muslims

    • Burnel Preston

      July 10, 2019 at 1:20 am

      Charlie;; Don’t you know that Obama imported thousands of Moslems to Minnesota?

      • Hedy

        July 10, 2019 at 11:51 am

        Yes he did, so many people just don’t see what he had done, and now it seems to mushroom, we need to pray for this Country and take it back.

    • Goodforall

      July 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Some residents? If the Muslims dont like it they need to GTF out of our Country. They come here and expect to change things and its past time to show them the door!

  2. Joseph Holland

    July 9, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    If they don’t like it than they can leave this country.

    • Disgusted

      July 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm

      If you feel uncomfortable at Starbucks with a police officer present, Go to another coffeeshop. If you are offended by our Pledge of Allegiance or our Flag, leave our country. Our doors are open for anyone to leave that doesn’t like our System, our laws, our Flag and our Pledge of Allegiance. IN THIS COUNTRY no one has ever been forbidden to leave, in fact many of us encourage it.

      • Marylou

        July 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        LOVE what you wrote!!!!! Plane train automobile !!!!
        Osmosis for all I care!! You know. Our loosing our democracy is like a chipped window allow it once!!!! And it spreads. . the moral fiber of our being!!!

      • Diane

        July 10, 2019 at 12:23 am

        To the Leftists, we are living under a Fascist administration. They must be real bad at it if policemen can be kicked out of an establishment for having a cup of coffee.

      • Gizzy

        July 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm

        Somewhere in the law of the land it says “those that come here are welcome, but they need to assimilate, learn to speak English, live by the rules & laws of our land. Obviously some of those that come here are trying to change our laws, our way of life and our customs. this is totally unacceptable and should be dealt with now before the problem gets bigger.

        • brian

          July 11, 2019 at 3:48 am

          You’re referring to a quote by Teddy Roosevelt. It’s not in the ‘law of the land’; but it’s a very commonly held belief. The plaque on the Statue of Liberty also makes a statement that those who would wish to strip us of our Liberty are mortal enemies. The Liberals never mention that part when they get all, ‘tired and poor’ are welcome here.

    • Shirley McVey

      July 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      I agree ,Deport the now !!

  3. Stephen Russell

    July 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    If they do it any city,state can, IT wont stop

  4. Alice

    July 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    It’s great having a President that is patriotic. WTF is wrong with those anti-Americans in Minnesota.

    • Rob

      July 9, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      They are mostly Muslims now and think they are going to make mn sharia and I say BS. Go back to wherever you came from. We are Americans here and you do not tell us what to do in our country! You may have overrun England and others, but we don’t want you here!

    • Ron 1

      July 9, 2019 at 11:49 pm

      They are Moo-slimes

    • Vietnam Veteran

      July 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      They are NOT Americans ! ! !

  5. Judy Stinger

    July 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    If Minnesota chooses to do this that’s their decision but all federal taxpayer money needs to stop immediately. Thank God we have a President who is willing to stand up for this country and is a true patriot

  6. Delbert

    July 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    If the Pledge of Allegiance to Our Country is so Offensive then it is equally Offensive to American Citizens that do not Disrespect Our Country or Our Flag for those unwilling to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag..

    Would they prefer to Pledge Allegiance to another Countries Flag ??

    My suggestion do not attend the meetings..

  7. David SALERNO

    July 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Minnesota is quickly becoming a mussie cesspool.

  8. MReeves

    July 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like Muslims have Michigan and Minnesota have to wonder who is next.
    Deport every last one before it is too late

  9. Kimberly Maehrer

    July 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t like it, doesn’t have to attend that part of the meeting.

  10. FRED H. SMITH

    July 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    time to cut offal Federal Benifit programs… no more welfare, rent subsidies,meedicare, food stamps cell phones and no grant money,, It is evident they do not appreciate the benifits of being a real AMERICAN SUPPORTER . Afraid of offending an anti American,,hell I will do my best to offend any asshole who wants to replace the American way of life with something else,,send them back to their tent in the desert asap

  11. Steven Vermillion

    July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    City Leaders are elected… As elected EMPLOYEES of the People, who are they to ban saying a pledge to the USA…

    “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.”

    ANY Politician refusing to take this pledge BEFORE doing the PEOPLES Business is not for serving the PEOPLE… They are not in support of bearing allegiance to our Flag or for the principles our Country was founded on, rejects our beliefs in God and certainly don’t support liberty and justice for all… These 31 words don’t take that long to say, they only become an issue IF you don’t subscribe to them….

  12. Bryan Dosier

    July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    If you’re a resident of the United States, and the pledge to the flag that represents all this is good about this country and being lucky enough to live here offends you, take your ungrateful ass to fucking Iran. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  13. Diana

    July 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Good what the hell is wrong with these disgusting politicians you work for the Government don’t care if state or federal it ie Americas government you say the pledge or get out of office you represent The American People and our Pledge Allegiance if you don’t support America then get the hell out of office banned for life never allowed in any part of the government same goes with the Christian Bible, no muslum, athletics, socialist, communist in America’s government it was founded on Christian not any other beliefs and it is to stay that way, it was and do believe still is against the Law communist socialist are unacceptable here in America we helped Europe because of these crazies and the nut hitler so we need to put a stop to the idiots in the democratic, republican

    • Gary Gautreau

      July 9, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      They mainly work for the taxpayer.Without our tax money,they wouldn’t get paid.

  14. neo

    July 9, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    And the mussies strike again…..thanks to the ex muslim-in-chief.

  15. Gerald O’Dell

    July 9, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’m so sick of the minorities being concerned about their rights being stepped on. Majority ‘s don’t seem to count anymore as they are always being denied what democracy is. Left wing minorities are trying to kill our country seems to be their battle cry. The majority rules and that’s what it’s going to take in order to get the train back on the tracks!

  16. Michigan Man

    July 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Should a resident of France, Great Britain, Italy,Germany, or other countries not be proud of their country. Many people cannot or will not comprehend that there is an insidious, albeit progressive movement to erase every all aspects of American history and tradition that the disagree with, which is a direct result of decades of brainwashing by liberals in the schools of this country. Wake up America, before it is too late.

  17. John Boyd

    July 9, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    When civil war begins Minnesota is where I will start killing Anti-Americans and if they are Muslims I will slowly kill them while they beg for their lives and deny Mohammed

  18. Pj

    July 10, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Come to Michigan, Muslims center of America. Reporters are not allow in cities with Muslims when they have a festival.Michigan government does nothing. Shara law is going on all the time. It’s against the law but our cowards government turn the other way.

  19. Chainlink700rt

    July 10, 2019 at 1:02 am

    This is only the beginning, just wait until sharia takes hold.
    When the whole state will be considered controlled by islam.
    Then when we protest, we will be met by the do goodies.
    This will be the beginning of states separating from the United States. Sound far fetched, well it’s not.
    Do the research Britain is a good example.
    First they come in, and complain about their religion is being persecuted. Just by saying you disagree with them.
    ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION ITS ABOUT A MAN that had severe
    mental issues. If you read the Quran it plainly states some very
    Disturbing facts about this cult.

  20. The David

    July 10, 2019 at 1:03 am

    What the hell is going on in America? This ‘political correct’ cop-out (a direct throwback to Nazi Germany) needs to end NOW! If the Pledge of Allegiance offends someone, should they even BE in America? If our country is so distasteful and you cannot swear allegiance to the country in which you live and work, then you are in the wrong country. Period. And we need to remove sympathizers who condone and support this kind of activity.

  21. Jerry

    July 10, 2019 at 2:28 am

    There are only two types of muslims; Overt Radicals and Covert Supporters.

    The Domination of islam

    At least there is one Muslim in America who is open and honest about what Islam is and what it is here for. No taqiyya, no mincing of words. Islam is here to dominate.
    Haitham Ibn Thbait, of the American chapter of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, told American Muslims earlier this year that Islam was not here to integrate, but rather to dominate.
    “The Prophet said: ‘There is no god but Allah,’ said Thbait. “Instead the [elites of Mecca] rejected. They offered the Prophet wealth, status, and political representation – a seat on the executive branch within Mecca’s secular order – all to avoid this statement and its implications. Yet he rejected their offers and continued his journey towards radical change, providing us with step-by-step instructions on how to make this religion supreme.”
    “The elites of Mecca would use every possible measure to coerce or contain Muhammad‘s call for change within specific parameters,” he added. “Those parameters would permit the changing of anything that did not threaten their system and infringe on their power. But this message is not here to integrate. It is here to dominate. Islam is here to dominate! This was an ideological struggle, the sole purpose of which was to organize Man’s affairs in accordance with a system revealed by Allah.”
    “There was no room for compromise,” Thbait continued. “Instead Allah revealed to the Prophet, saying: ‘Proclaim openly, as commanded, and turn away from those who associate others with Allah.’ ‘Proclaim openly, as commanded by Allah’ – this is our activism. It is free of polytheism, the polytheism of a secular system. Activism within a flawed infidel system is forbidden.”
    There is definitely a problem with polytheism in our land, but Islam will not help that since it is a flawed ideology that thrives on death, not life, and because it is an anti-christ religion at its heart.

  22. SweetLadyMary

    July 10, 2019 at 3:30 am

    To become an American should be hard. It should be a requirement that when someone becomes a citizen that they must pledge allegiance to the flag and the country it represents. There should be no problem if the person really wants to become an American. If it makes them uncomfortable, then they do not belong in this country and should return to their birth country. All primary schools should teach children to say the pledge and should do it corporately at all assemblies.

  23. Sandy

    July 10, 2019 at 3:31 am

    “Some residents may be offended by it”????? I’m offended by those loud “calls to prayer”! I’m offended by seeing Muslims praying on the streets with their butts up in the air! I’m offended by people who refuse to learn English. I’m offended by our children being taught the tenants of Islam in school. I’m offended by schools and jails being forced to serve halal meals!!! Shall I go on??? Leave our country and our traditions ALONE!!!

    • Susan

      July 10, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Thank you!!! I’m with you 100%!!!

  24. Bubba

    July 10, 2019 at 11:23 am

    These sadists, barbarians, trained war fighters and Muslim Jihadists were invited and welcomed to the Sovereign USA and then admitted illegally into our country, especially into the upper midwest … Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois; by ‘OUR’ then Muslim US President Obama’. The sole purpose of those multiple acts of treason, blatantly committed in broad daylight, by our sitting President, was to build a standing army of domestic terrorists “AMONG US”, to unleash their wrath on the American people when called to arms by their maniacal Muslim Mullahs. The 2a is all the authority we need to efficiently make them Coyote chow.

  25. janice alderson

    July 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    You say that the pledge may offend my people some people, what about the American you are offending for taking it out. I have had enough of this bull crap. This is our country not theirs.

  26. norman

    July 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Results of Obozo flooding the state with Muslim enemies of America. We the People need to rise up and put a stop to this nonsense, even if force is required. God bless America.

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