The President will speak tonight to a joint session of Congress. Much more spending will be proposed. We have no more money, even though he is spending it faster than we can print it. This President is way out of his league ( Washington, Eisenhower, Kennedy) and needs to be replaced in the next election. This man is a fine speaker but not even a mediocre leader of a once proud country.
A President need to be honest....like finding an extra $100.00 in one's pay envelope and returning it to the bank (my husband) without even the thought of doing anything other. A man who considers others and will help when the situation arises like lifting a handicap man from his wheel chair to the bottom of the subway station and then returning to retrieve the wheelchair (my oldest son) also. A person who takes time out of his or her day to work within the community and with school children (my youngest son, now president of the Rotary Club in town).
Yes, these men I speak of all said the Pledge of Allegiance and even a prayer while they were in school, public and private school. A politician is still a politician, some good some not so good. Everyone is entitled to their rights but that does not mean changing for the few the rights of the many......Amen!
Peaceniks in leafy, lefty Brookline are trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from town schools, insisting the iconic verse has anti-patriotic overtones and even shades of McCarthyism — a claim seen as an insulting absurdity by families of fallen soldiers and 9/11 victims as the 10th anniversary of that horrific day approaches.
“That’s nuts. This is just really stupid,” said Jack Steele of Duxbury, whose son, 1st Lt. Timothy Steele, was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, last month. “I just find it so disrespectful when I look at the number of men who have given their lives so we could live the way we want.”
Brookline Political Action for Peace — also known as Brookline PAX — will push Town Meeting voters in November to urge the School Committee to end the requirement that principals allow a weekly recitation of the Pledge during morning announcements. The town lets students choose whether to participate.
The activist group argues the pledge has no educational value and is “literally and psychologically a loyalty oath, reminiscent of McCarthyism or some horrific totalitarian regimes.”
The petition is chiefly the work of Marty Rosenthal, the Brookline group’s co-chairman, who also led a successful bid in the 1980s to eliminate the pledge from Town Meeting’s official proceedings, making it a voluntary part of the prelude.