Skipped pledge ruffles feathers in Falmouth
In this screen capture from a video provided by Falmouth Community Television, Melissa Freitag, vice chair of the Falmouth board of selectmen, is shown at a meeting on Monday during which she declined a request to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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#1 Apr 25, 2012
This is another display of disrespect for the constitution and the United States. Ms. Freitag should resign get position immediately or better yet, move to a country like Iraq, Iran, or Afghanastan where I'm sure she will enjoy much more freedom. This is disgusting!!!! Start the recall NOW!!!
#2 Apr 25, 2012
Yes Ms. Freitag because it's all about you...never forget that......
#3 Apr 25, 2012
And we wonder why this country is going in the direction it is. Shame on this person. I am from RI and heard this on my way in to work this morning and could not let it go. This person is supposed to represent a form of government under the United States constitution yet she chooses NOT to pledge allegiance to it. Where does she pledge her allegiance? Men and women lose their lifes daily showing their allegiance for this country. I, as well as most of my family visit Cape Cod including Falmouth numerous times during the year. Falmouth is a beautiful place but as far as we are concerned we will no longer bring our business to a jurisdiction that allows its elected leaders to disrespect our great country. I don't know this person who calls herself a selectman but I know her type. She either needs to issue an apology to all Americans or be thrown out of office!
#4 Apr 25, 2012
You people are loons. Maybe she refused because she realized they were all adults with important work to do and shouldn't be acting like they're still in grade school?
#5 Apr 25, 2012
Mike, you better look at the whole picture again. The "adult" had enough time to read a poem instead of solve problems but could not pledge allegiance to her country.
#6 May 1, 2012
Some people posting here have forgotten why we have freedom of speech. The United States isn't going to collapse because someone chooses to read a poem instead of worshiping the flag at a public assembly. The mobbing that took place reminds me of the films one sees of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy.
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