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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/4/2001 5:11:46 PM EDT
Get a load of this bitch! Is there anything left in the world that ISN'T offensive? By DUREN CHEEK Staff Writer State Rep. Henri Brooks said yesterday she was upbraided ''in a very arrogant way'' by House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh for her refusal to join other House members in pledging allegiance to the American flag. Naifeh said he discussed the issue with Brooks in ''polite tones'' and told her he preferred that she wait outside the House chamber until the pledge and prayer are over. The pledge and prayer are given to start each House session. Brooks, an African-American from Memphis, said in an interview that she has not pledged allegiance to the flag since she was in the third grade. ''My family has taught me that is something that I don't have to do,'' she said. ''No. 1, the flag of the United States represents those colonies that formerly enslaved our ancestors. For me to pledge allegiance would be a slap in the face and a dishonor to them.'' Naifeh walked from the House podium to Brooks' desk shortly after last Thursday's House session began and told her he noticed she remained sitting during the pledge ceremony. Brooks said Naifeh asked her ''in a very arrogant way'' why she did not stand to pledge allegiance to the flag. ''I think he should have called me to the office and we should have had a talk like two civilized adults instead of having a master-slave relationship at that point,'' she said of the House leader. ''That's the way I took it.'' Naive's version of the confrontation was entirely different. ''I said, 'Representative Brooks, I noticed you did not stand and pledge allegiance to the flag.' Her response was, 'I can't.' ''My response was 'Representative Brooks, I would prefer you not go into the House chamber until we have finished the pledge.' Anyone saying his actions were racially motivated is telling an ''absolute out-and-out lie,'' he said. Duren Cheek covers state government for The Tennessean. He can be reached at Durencheek@aol.com or 726-4889.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:02:51 PM EDT
I bet he would pledge his allegiance to the UN flag.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:23:17 PM EDT
You bet SHE would pay attention to the UN flag. I wonder if she harbors the same resentment to the African nations that sold her ancestors into slavery. They weren't hunted down by the white man, they were sold by other black Africans. I know, don't bother people with reality.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:37:40 PM EDT
She has no place taking a role within a government she detests. She should be thrown out of office immediately.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:50:25 PM EDT
I'll buy her a ticket to Ruwanda. Only 700,000 of her glorious countrymen were hacked to death by fellow Africans.....or maybe the Sudan where Blacks are sold into slavery every day...but no she would rather go home to her safe little home in the suburbs courtesy of all the white blood that was spilled to give her the freedom she enjoys here in America. God, I am sick of idiots!! Now which African Constitution says all men are created equal? I dare say... None! If she went home to Africa she would be slapped around and put to cookin', barefooted at that!
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:18:39 PM EDT
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!! Kick her bitch slapped ass out of this country!!! W T F! You either take an oath to this FLAG and Country, or you can go back to your poverty ridden, AIDS infested, shit hole your "People" came from!!! BISHOP
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:19:07 PM EDT
She forgets that it is the flag that saved her from being killed at the hands of the Germans or Japanese.
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Link Posted: 6/4/2001 9:04:02 PM EDT
She's a state representative and doesn't respect the flag of the country that she serves. If she'd agree to use it and never return, I'd kick in for a one-way plane ticket to the destination [b]outside of the USA[/b] of her choice. Mike
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 12:45:00 AM EDT
I am all for burnin' American flags, I just think they need to be wrapped around the right people.[pyro]
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:14:35 AM EDT
hang the bitch, then have a party
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:32:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:40:02 AM EDT
Makes me wonder if she bothered to swear to uphold and defend the Constitution when she was sworn in as a Rep. I also have a problem with the fact that she completely ignores that she, a black woman, is a member of the government that "formerly enslaved her ancestors". Does that somehow make her a rich white male slave owner? She's not being asked to pledge allegiance to the flag of THAT nation, but to the nation that exists NOW - to the nation and to the state that elected HER as their representative. I have two questions - how can such a racist (and yes, I'm using the appropriate word in the appropriate place here - re: her "master/slave" comment in the article) moron get elected to state office, and how did we get to the point where enough morons were voters so that she could get elected. As an individual citizen, she has every right to not recite the Pledge. However, as an elected representative, sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, she most definitely does NOT. They should recall her immediately. [sniper]
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:49:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The Beer Slayer: Actually she may be on to something. Just for the wrong reasons. Read this [url]http://www.kena.net/phd/docs/phd_pledge.htm[/url]
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From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
"Allegiance: devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause
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Try not to read more into the Pledge than that. That is the meaning of the Pledge to me, and to me the Constitution IS the defining document of the United States. BTW, I use the pre-1942 version:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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It seems that somewhere along the way we lost the "indivisible" clause. [sniper]
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:59:28 AM EDT
Get used to it all, she is the new type of politician, one being elected by the welfare masses. Like posted earlier in that locked thread about racism, the Democraps are breeding their voters. When there are enough, you will see more like her. And an end to a decent country. What the hell did the founding fathers think would happen when they imported slaves?
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:11:43 AM EDT
your right king- the masses of welfare useless dregs of society vote too-and they will vote for the person who gives them the most free money
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:16:33 AM EDT
KBaker: In addition to losing the "indivisible, what ever happened to "....one nation, under God, indivisible..."?
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:30:36 AM EDT
Cleatus- This country has been going to hell since the vote was extended to those who don't own property. The Founders had it right and it got screwed up later.
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:33:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FatMan: KBaker: In addition to losing the "indivisible, what ever happened to "....one nation, under God, indivisible..."?
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"Under God" was added in 1942. Since I don't happen to be particularly religious, and I truly believe this nation was founded on the idea of religious freedom (including freedom FROM religion for those who so choose) I prefer the pre-1942 version. [sniper]
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:41:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By doorgunner84: ''My family has taught me that is something that I don't have to do,'' she said. ''No. 1, the flag of the United States represents those colonies that formerly enslaved our ancestors. For me to pledge allegiance would be a slap in the face and a dishonor to them.''
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Actually, it was OTHER BLACKS that sold her forebears into slavery. Why??? For $$$$$. More correctly, the flag she refuses to salute represents the country that has allowed her to rise to a position in the state legislature. How many blacks do we see in the British House of Commons?? I don't EVER recall seeing any. Or in the Canadian Parliament??? I'm not aware of any. Were she and her forebears still in Africa, they ALL probably wouldn't be alive today, as they likely would have died in poverty of starvation. It may have been a rough road getting to where she is now (ironically, NOT for her, but people wjo lived hundreds of years before her, and she just "feels their pain") , but America is very likely the ONLY country in the world where it is even possible. She's just another ungrateful wench.
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 7:50:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Blackmore: Cleatus- This country has been going to hell since the vote was extended to those who don't own property. The Founders had it right and it got screwed up later.
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We had a SERIOUS knock down, drag out brawl over this once before, but I believe youa re right. The beginning of the end of this nation is when they decided to let non-landowners vote.
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 8:23:13 AM EDT
The hypocrite probably supports all kinds of socialist causes that will result in the enslavement of the people in the U.S.
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 8:38:36 AM EDT
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