Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

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.

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jeff

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Feb 28, 2013
 

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Lawyers are the Bain of society-rattle snakes are better thought of.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> i love the "one nation under god" and people scream that this country wasn't founded on christian beliefs.
"Under God" was added in 1954 by President Eisenhower less than 60 years ago. Not to say that I do not believe those words, I do very much so, however, I believe they are misplaced.

Our 1st Amendments establishment clause which by our founders was written nearly 235 years ago. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

I think those words are clear and the reasons our founders wrote them are clear as well. It was to protect the individuals right to worship or not worship, however he would choose. Think if the government could regulate the way we worship like the way they do our economy...or if there was a National Religion....

I know in the South this might not be a popular stance and Im ok with that, but its not about taking God out of Government its about insuring the Government isn't allowed to think they have the power to rule over God.
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#1898
Mar 1, 2013
 
The ruling power in The U.S. are the people not the government.

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#1899
Mar 1, 2013
 
anon wrote:
The ruling power in The U.S. are the people not the government.
Constitutionally, yes I agree completely, but I encourage you to tell that to the police officer at the roadblock, or the senator who tells him to take your guns, and the taxes that take your paycheck.
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#1900
Mar 1, 2013
 
johnomoran3 wrote:
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Constitutionally, yes I agree completely, but I encourage you to tell that to the police officer at the roadblock, or the senator who tells him to take your guns, and the taxes that take your paycheck.
The money you spend is your vote. 90% of crime goes unpunished. It is only belief in the system that they hold you in fear.
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Mar 8, 2013
 
anon wrote:
I do not let emotions rule my life. God is a religious invention. If you believe in a superior being you have been used by fearing someone more powerful than yourself. You have the power to change government and it starts with talking to your neighbor. It does not happen by pledging to leaders.
It would seem some atheists are as obnoxious in their unbelief as some fundamentalist Christians are in their belief.
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Mar 9, 2013
 
"obnoxious"
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You just might understand humans as they are not all the same. As far as atheists go you just need to prove a God and the agnostics will listen. Atheists need to prove no God and the agnostics will listen.
why send where 5 nukes r

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anon

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Mar 10, 2013
 
why send where 5 nukes r wrote:
www.sunherald.com/2013/03/08/4 515537/uss-arlington-a-patriot ic-sight.html#
http://beforeitsnews.com/military/2013/02/5-n...
War machines never are built to help people.

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#1909
Mar 11, 2013
 
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> i love the "one nation under god" and people scream that this country wasn't founded on christian beliefs.
The Pledge of Allegiance was revised in 1954 to add the "God", please know your history, dumbass.
Rukidding Me

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#1910
Mar 13, 2013
 
Since "when" does any Judge have the right to make you recite ANY thing?? This idiot judge should be put in jail himself!! I'll bet he looses his position before long, that kind of thinking is VERY UN-American!
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#1911
Mar 13, 2013
 
The courtroom is not free space. You are under a tyrannt when inside.
then you are not white

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Mar 13, 2013
 
watchful eye wrote:
^^im white and you two make me feel ashamed.
then your not white
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#1914
Mar 17, 2013
 
i thanks my papa was white.
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#1916
Mar 19, 2013
 
I wonder how much longer this BS will go on?
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#1917
Mar 23, 2013
 
Every one that is in a leadership position is not a good leader. We Pray for those that abuse their position. This situation seems as though it is a personal thing to the judge
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#1918
Mar 23, 2013
 
jahluvs wrote:
Every one that is in a leadership position is not a good leader. We Pray for those that abuse their position. This situation seems as though it is a personal thing to the judge
Praying does not solve problems it ignores reality. It is a belief of the Judge not reality. He prays too much.
N D No

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Mar 27, 2013
 
Good Attorney wrote:
Good attorney! I do not recite the pledge either, nor do I salute the flag. Why bother, given that the country is overrun by illegal immigrants, that public employee unions bribe our politicians, that activist judges overturn the vote of the people, and that racial and gender quotas are used instead of merit?
The only thing this country MIGHT do for me is pay back what I put into Social Security. Then again, maybe it won't.
If you're not drunk or on crack, you must be a stooopid kuneegroid or gin-u-wine sauce sage alldaysucker..... With my last breath,, I shall: pledge my allegiance to and salute the flag and honor the judge with kudos and salutations for doing what is right... Courtrooms belongs to judges and decorum is at their option... period.. Every 1st year law student knows that protests and objections belong in the appeals process,,, and not before a sitting judge in his courtroom, who has issued a direct order... Just because we currently suffer an anti-american in the white house, who has been photographed kissing the ring of a foreign monarch,,, does not release us of our obligation to respect the office of the POTUS... As a nation of laws, our founders clearly laid out the process for airing objections to acts of the president,,,, and other elected representatives,,,, and while I cannot quote the specific statute,, I have no doubt that there exists a statute that the your so called "good attorney" should have followed in any objection to the judge's order.... Try spending more time at the library and less on the pipe......"Why bother??? Stu-Pedo Question.......... N D No
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#1923
Mar 27, 2013
 
"With my last breath,, I shall: pledge my allegiance to and salute the flag and honor the judge "
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I bet you believe in God also. We need people like you to lose their lives so we can have cheap oil. You probably also work for wages like a slave as the owner makes all the profit.
Bless your government 'indoctrination' err education. Smile at the drones.
American

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Mar 27, 2013
 

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Here in California, school children are forced to recite Mexico's pledge or sent home.

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