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Posted: 10/1/2001 6:01:26 AM EST
Change the pledge and a big bowl of smoke each and every morning... [url]http://www.calnra.org/galanterpledge.html[/url] September 29, 2001 - Just when you think San Francisco is truly the capitol of weird lefty politicians, along comes another California politician in what seems to be a never-ending spiral of competition for the "stupid politician of the month" award. We have found a worthy competitor. Los Angeles City Councilwomen Ruth Galanter and some of her friends on the council want to change, amend, add to, eliminate, co-exist with, or do something which we aren't quite certain of, to the existing Pledge of Allegiance. As a reminder, here is the pledge as published in 1892 with one change in 1954 adding "under God." 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. Councilwomen Galanter has written her own entitled "Pledge to the Earth". But, it doesn't end there. She introduced it to the city council on September 26 so that it may become part of the official proceedings at the opening of city council meetings, we presume. Pledge to the Earth "I pledge allegiance to the earth on which I stand, one world, one people, undivided, with food, shelter, and justice for all." So what prompted this stroke of literary genius? Galanter was so struck by the September 11 World Trade Center attack that it seemed like an opportune time to write some pearls of wisdom that only a socialist would appreciate. In her motion she wrote: "the events of September 11, 2001, have dramatically demonstrated that ultimately we are all part of the same world community without national or ethnic distinction..." Oh please! What a bunch of mush-brained, left-wing stupidity. Was she sleeping on September 11? Galanter may think that the world is without national or ethnic distinction, but the very "same world community" she thinks we all belong to is so dangerous to Americans that the U.S. State Department issued a world-wide warning to Americans traveling outside of the U.S. this very week. As many as 7000 Americans died on September 11, 2001 because we have significant national or ethnic diversity in this world with very different value systems. The bottom line is we are not and, in all probability, will never be the same. There are many people, regimes, crackpot dictators, and governments in other lands that want to see Americans dead.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 6:02:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2001 5:57:18 AM EST by Chaingun]
-cont- That's the difference between us and them. We don't seek the death of innocent citizens as our enemies do. Americans seek justice for the victims and their families as well as for every American including your constituents. Galanter needs to do her constituents a favor and quit equating them and America with every sleazy third world muslim country that wants to see us destroyed. We are not "one world, one people," and "undivided." There is more to life than "food, shelter, and justice for all." Americans call it "liberty"... a word that she most conveniently omitted from her pledge. That shouldn't surprise anyone. Words like "liberty" are a threat to socialism which is steeped in keeping people oppressed. When people are dependent on government for their very basic survival needs of food and shelter, there is no room for such lofty notions as liberty. Galanter needs to take her "Pledge to the Earth" and burn it. It's nonsense! If the Los Angeles City Council adopts her pledge it is clear that left-wing socialists have taken over L.A. not unlike Berkeley and San Francisco. They need to be swept out of office with the city hall trash at the next election.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 2:09:23 PM EST
emailed her my opinion. it was hard to be civil.
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