Eugene, Oregon city council: Let’s not have any of that subversive Pledge of Allegiance stuff in our town

by editor on June 30, 2011

A personal note from the Editor: I’m a Duck. I graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism back when devices known as “typewriters” were still state of the art.

When I arrived in Eugene a stinky haze hung over the city. Locals blamed it on the local pulp mills, but what I smelled was actually the stench of liberalism.

Surely no one who’s ever attended the University of Oregon was surprised to see that the Eugene city council has come out against the Pledge of Allegiance.

One fine member of the council compared it to the Communist Manifesto. Not to be outdone, another wacko announced that she couldn’t pledge allegiance to the United States because she’s a citizen of the world.

She didn’t specify which world, but we assume she meant the third world into which we are rapidly descending.

 

Source: Breitbart

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perlcat June 30, 2011 at 2:37 am

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what a bunch of maroons.

michael June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

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Would appear some on this esteemed group believe that loyalty to a country that provides the freedoms we enjoy in America are not worth noting, the sacrifices of those who have died so they can make their idiotic statements without repercussions is lost on those with their self proclaimed citizens of the world mentality.

Babydoll102187 June 30, 2011 at 3:36 am

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“People can say it in public, out in their front yards, backyards…”

Last I checked that was private property, not public.

And if it doesnt have anything to do with how you run your city then you must have failed gov’ 101. Its all about loyalty to your country, maybe they should go to another country and leave the rest of us alone. Maybe go be apart of this “world” society they think more fondly of then the country who’s tolerance of such idiots has spawned a new breed of idiotic unjustified hate towards it.

Sidekick June 30, 2011 at 4:01 am

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To me this kind of sophistry (…citizen of the world etc.) is like the dragon eating its own tail. These dingbats are lucky enough to live here where they can safely say these idiotic things. What would happen to them if they got their one-world wish?

Babydoll102187 June 30, 2011 at 4:19 am

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Haha…oh the possibilites are endless…..:)!

For starters, not being a member of any city council, anywhere. If it were global there would be far too many others more qualified to run things than these ridiculous people.

Manfred June 30, 2011 at 4:18 am

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Babydoll102187 June 30, 2011 at 4:24 am

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Its a symbol that should inspire unification and national pride and should be said amoung all its people. Otherwise you dont have the United States, you have the reds, the blues, the hippies and everyother fraction all fighting over scrapes and not working together. Sound somewhat familiar?

Sidekick June 30, 2011 at 4:29 am

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The flag is a symbol. You answered your own question. I am a former army officer too so I think I can say this without fear of being labeled anti-military: You are an idiot if you think pledging allegiance to the flag is not metaphorical to pledging loyalty to your country/Constitution. It is all one in the same. By extending your logic; when we swore an oath to defend the Constitution we were not just pledging to defend a piece of parchment. Why would anyone do that?

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mike June 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

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As an Army brat who served on active duty as an Army officer, married to one, with Army officers as my brother and my wife’s oldest brother, I no longer pledge allegiance to the flag.
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Not buying it. Not only is it a symbol but it represents this great country! A country liberals like yourself hate.

Manfred June 30, 2011 at 6:01 am

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You err in labeling me a liberal. I am not a blind patriot of all things federal. I hate federal abuse of its limited power – such as sending troops to combat without a declaration of war and funding social programs. I am – as Robert E. Lee well understood – first and foremost a citizen of my state. The states make up the country. The federal government does not control the states.

hardwurkindaddy June 30, 2011 at 6:59 am

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Actually the Federal Government, as it is written at the moment, has the power to keep the states from doing whatever they want to do. IE: Federal 55 MPH speed limit. AZ upped its limit to 75 and the US Government sanctioned them, they lost all federal funding until they brought the limit into accordance with federal guidelines. If that isn’t control I don’t know what is!

Manfred June 30, 2011 at 7:02 am

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Yes – there is much the federal government does that far exceed its constitutional boundaries. It needs to be pushed back into its box.

sifi June 30, 2011 at 7:44 am

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I see where you are going. The Federal government does need to be brought under control. I don’t agree that the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag is a pledge of allegiance to the Federal government.

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.

Republic – A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an oath of loyalty to the national flag and the Republic (We the People) of the United States of America.

Dirty Durden June 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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Manfred,
You are exactly right! At first the the Pledge was “I pledge allegiance to MY Flag”. Congress change it in the 1920′s to “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the USA”. Then in the 50′s Congress added “Under God” to the pledge.

http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/the-coral-ridge-hour/20110522/

RockingHorseGuy July 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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I DO NOT pledge allegiance to the Federal Government. Not in any way. But I do pledge allegiance to this country. I love this country, and what most of it still stands for. I have the freedom, when the pledge comes to the part about “under God,” to go silent for a moment, expressing my opinion, even if it is just to myself. Freedom of speech goes the other way, too. Freedom to not say something. And even though the Progressives would like to control my speech, even my thoughts, they haven’t quite gotten there yet.

Thallus June 30, 2011 at 4:52 am

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Sounds like a bunch of fools that are educated beyond their intelligence.

DMartyr June 30, 2011 at 4:58 am

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Why is it all these “citizens of the world” only want to live in the American part of the world?

Josh Gillam June 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

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I’m thinking the same thing. I want to see them go live in the Syria part of the world that they are a citizen of.

hardwurkindaddy June 30, 2011 at 7:01 am

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I say we take one of the Navies older aircraft carriers, put all these “world citizens” aboard, and tell them to go for it, find a country that will take you and have fun running the ship. Disarm them first of course, because guns would accidentally kill everyone on board because the weapons tend to kill people.

Pat from Michigan June 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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The problem is these ‘bulbs’ are so dim that cannibalism would set in before the ship left port as they could not figure out how to feed themselves. Liberals – you could put them in a glass house with a hammer and an axe and they could not figure a way out.

hisham June 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

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I wonder if these morons are Kalifornia retreads!

ROBERT June 30, 2011 at 8:46 am

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I’d be willing to bet these clowns have never left the state of Oregon, much less visited any other part of the world. Well, I’d like to take these “citizens of the world” & “communist manifesto” clowns to some of the places us military folks have had to “survive” in. I’d like to take that dumb broad to Djibouti Africa & let her be a citizen of the world there where they live in mud huts stuccoed with camel dung!! See how she likes being a citizen of the world there! Then I’d take Mr. Communist manifesto to Kosovo & see how he likes their “freedom & pledge of allegiance”!!!!! I am so tired of liberal Demoncrats hating this country!! If they don’t like it here, I’ll gladly help them pack & buy their tickets outa here!!

Anonymous June 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

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Anyone got a moonbat huntimg license?

Elrond Hubbard June 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

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I used to live in Madison so I’m not surprised by this type of imbecility. Madison is a college town and its city council is dominated by socialists, feminists, vegan activists, anarchists, aging hippies and outright communists. Eugene is no different, it’s just another college town dominated by left wing wackos. I don’t doubt that the councilman who compared the Pledge of Allegiance to the Communist Manifesto meant it in a positive way.

danybhoy June 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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Of course Madison is a progressive commune, almost nobody earns a paycheck from a private sector job. Everyone either works at the Capital, pushing papers, or they work for the University of Wisconsin. They only private buisinesses are bars/taverns/pubs. They live off of the people, but not for the people. The protests this year point toward that.

Mitch Hoops July 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

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Steve Olsen July 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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Ok we have this group of bunnies that weren’t very different from other bunnies but they sang a song on sat when it was the norm to sing on sun.They would only eat blue jelly beans on some days,and never mixed them with lollipops Also when a little bunnie was born they would cut a small piece of fur off his tale as thanks for all the jellybeans, gumdrops, and all that was good in there lives. No matter where these bunnies went in the wold the other bunnies would dump on them.For thousands of years they knew not much more than pain and hardship.It got so bad that at one time a mean group of bunnies got together and actually killed 50% of these special bunnies.That made the majority of the worlds bunnies sick and got together to give the special bunnies the original lands they were chased off thousands of years before.the problem was that it was surrounded by the mutant bunnies . The mutant bunnies had not changed for thousands of years . They were mentally inferior to the others around the world and believed that only they should be able to live all other bunnies should be killed worst than that they believed the special bunnies weren’t bunnies at all .They taught their mutant children to despise and blame the specials for all that is bad and if ever given a chance mutants have one duty in life they live to kill the specials.So the specials said they are bunnies and we turned this dry land that the mutants never did anything with into a lush beautiful place.All of the sudden mutant bunnies from a few of the lands around them got a look at what the specials along with the help of the freedom bunnies had built. They became insane and said they lived there it is theirs give it back.Freedom bunnies knew this was a lie and didn’t even recognize them as a separate mutant bunnie group.Of course the other crazy mutant bunnies backed them up and because bunnies fro far away lands and even some freedom bunnies got their carrot juice from them they actually started to recognize the”extra crazy mutant bunnies”.The special bunnies for years put up with horrible mass killings of their bunnies but the government of the freedom bunnies were always there to help their only true friends from mutant land.Then the worst thing happened the freedoms put a special hater in office.Obuma was a very ski-dish little bunnie who found out quickly how power can go to your head. because for 20yrs he had been listening to a bunnie that hated freedom and the specials he began apologizing for freedom and recognizing the lying extra crazy mutant bunnies.Even special bunnies living i freedomland started to turn on their brothers I ‘m scared I think it’s going to be the end of special bunnies and if the freedoms take part or just watches the destruction of the specials we cease being the freedoms. The whole world will become Sick Crazy Mutant Bunniesl
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TheGreyPiper July 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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That’s , uh, almost coherent, but in the wrong thread. Please delete, butthead.

Jim Jensen September 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

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This is a very late entry but I saw the “Eugene, Oregon” headline and having lived and gone through high school in Eugene I am not at all surprised at that liberal bastions comments on the pledge of allegiance. I now live in “fairly” conservative Southern Oregon. Our problem is the way Eugene and Portland goes, so does the rest of Oregon. Oregon, not unlike California really needs to split into North and South Oregon and California.

Popo Agie March 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm

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or eastern Oregon ( real part ) and western (wacko liberal)…. or maybe divide into 1/4 NW (Eugene to Portland) and 3/4 everything else

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