Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance

A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom. Full Story
tiger13

Matthews, NC

#24 Oct 8, 2010
Yea if our fore-fathers could have seen how LAWYERS changed this country they would have written the constitution a little different.
bad

Cleveland, MS

#25 Oct 8, 2010
hindsight is always 20/20, sweetheart.
Walter J Murphsky

Ocean Springs, MS

#26 Oct 8, 2010
I would say that lawyers are bottom feeders, but lobsters would be offended.
Scoop

United States

#27 Oct 8, 2010
At least he could have stood respectfully in silence.
Justice Holmes

Ocean Springs, MS

#28 Oct 8, 2010
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> i love the "one nation under god" and people scream that this country wasn't founded on christian beliefs.
That "god" we are under -- is that the one we read about in the First Amendment?
Inbreds

United States

#29 Oct 8, 2010
The posts that were deleted were off-topic & ignorant just like the posters. Why does everything have to be about race? Smh.
Inbreds

Canada

#30 Oct 8, 2010
_N0_N33D_T0_T33L_ wrote:
<quoted text>Go throw up then!!!!!
. Ur mom should have swallowed!

Since: Apr 09

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#31 Oct 8, 2010
Inbreds wrote:
<quoted text>. Ur mom should have swallowed!
She was to busy screwing your daddy!!!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#32 Oct 8, 2010
Inbreds wrote:
<quoted text>. Ur mom should have swallowed!
I also like you're kind who sits and hides like a coward you are and post shit keep coward learn the pc first
Inbreds

Canada

#33 Oct 8, 2010
_N0_N33D_T0_T33L_ wrote:
<quoted text>I also like you're kind who sits and hides like a coward you are and post shit keep coward learn the pc first

Monkey see, monkey do! Ur not worth any more of my time. Have a crappy life!
TinCan

United States

#34 Oct 8, 2010
Well, for those of you that choose to not salute Old Glory or say the Pledge of Allegiance my hat's off to you as you exercise our wonderful American rights. As for me, I will continue to salute the flag to honor all of those wonderful brothers and sisters at arms of mine (past, present, and future) that step up to the plate to defend those rights. To me, the red stripes represent their blood and sacrifice, the white stripes represent their hope for peace and serenity and the field of blue with all those stars represent our creator looking over them on the field of battle. As for the Pledge, it's just another opportunity to reaffirm my oath to remain ever vigilant to ensure that those that come behind me will be able to enjoy those rights.
mustangfan

Roanoke, AL

#35 Oct 8, 2010
This 'without a doubt' is the greatest nation on planet earth. All the liberals are slowly trying to turn us into something that we won't even recognize one day. All it takes is for some small little group to start their crying and here we go down a little further.
lisa

Solihull, UK

#36 Oct 8, 2010
how stupid and petty of the judge. Wasnt america suppose to stand for freedom. that lawyer has got guts. I salute him. the judges treatment of the lawyer does not reflect well on america as being the land of justice freedom ...Gives him all the more reason not to swear allegiance.
sadly

Corinth, MS

#37 Oct 8, 2010
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> i love the "one nation under god" and people scream that this country wasn't founded on christian beliefs.
and "the justice for all" NOT

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#38 Oct 8, 2010
sadly wrote:
<quoted text>
and "the justice for all" NOT
sadly true
Sun boy

United States

#39 Oct 8, 2010
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> i love the "one nation under god" and people scream that this country wasn't founded on christian beliefs.
Acually, the under God part wasn't added until during the 50's when the government was pursecuting people for unamerican acitivities like joining a union to get better working conditions.
Sun boy

United States

#40 Oct 8, 2010
mustangfan wrote:
This 'without a doubt' is the greatest nation on planet earth. All the liberals are slowly trying to turn us into something that we won't even recognize one day. All it takes is for some small little group to start their crying and here we go down a little further.
Oh shut tfu monkey boy the liberals are the one trying to help you, you idiot

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#41 Oct 8, 2010
Sun boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Acually, the under God part wasn't added until during the 50's when the government was pursecuting people for unamerican acitivities like joining a union to get better working conditions.
thank you for the education, i didn't know this. although i'm glad it was added.
I love my Brownings

AOL

#42 Oct 8, 2010
Oh yes next time you start inside a business look up and around are they flying a flag in a disrespectful manner (7day resale next to rameys)
the flag there has been in a wad for some time must be F***ing MUSLIMS owning that place AND I also don't go to sonic in collins they use the flag as a decoration (Guidelines for Displaying the Flag
1. The flag of the United States should be flown daily from sunrise to
sunset in good weather from public buildings, schools, permanent
staffs, and in or near polling places on election days. The flag
may be displayed 24 hours a day on patriotic holidays or if properly
illuminated.

2. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad,
except when an all-weather flag is used.

3. The flag should always be flown on national and state holidays and
on those occasions proclaimed by the President. On Memorial Day,
the flag should be half staffed until noon.

4. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously. It
should never be dipped to any person nor should it ever be displayed
with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress.

5. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, nor should it ever
be carried flat or horizontally.

6. It should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, drapery, or
decoration, nor for carrying or holding anything.

7. The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored
in such a manner as to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged. It should
never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

8. The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of
a vehicle. When a flag is displayed on a car, the flag's staff
should be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right
fender.

9. The flag or its staff should never be used for advertising purposes
in any manner whatsoever. Nor should any picture, drawing, insignia
or other decoration be placed on or attached to the flag, its staff,
or halyard.

10. The flag should not be embroidered on cushions, handkerchiefs, or
other personal items nor printed on anything designed for temporary
use and discarded. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the
uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, or members of
other patriotic organizations.

11. When the flag is so worn or soiled that it is no longer suitable
for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner,
preferably by burning.
Scoop

United States

#43 Oct 8, 2010
Well, the supreme court declared that burning or dragging the flag is an expression of freedom. Not that I agree with their decision.

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