NC Dems Wage War On The Pledge Of Allegiance, What Happens Next Will Make You Proud
A North Carolina Chairwoman and her fellow Dems were forced to eat crow after retracting their hard stance against the pledge. Democrats represent the majority on the county board of elections and tried to throw their weight and have the pledge thrown out.
Bladen Journal reported that chairwoman Louella Thompson said she’ll have law enforcement present to take action if anyone stands to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the next meeting of the Bladen County Board of Elections.
Her comments were delivered at the end of a one-hour meeting that included an impromptu pledge from the majority of the audience after the board voted along party lines not to include it in the meeting’s agenda. She said the action by the audience was a disruption of the meeting, and would not be tolerated in the future, adding lawmen would be brought in.
Republicans Emery White and Michael Aycock were for it, and Thompson and fellow Democrats Deborah Belle and Patsy Sheppard each voted against.
“Being in the military, we honor the flag all the time in the military,” said White, who motioned for the pledge to be added. “I just think it should be on the agenda. There is no way we should have a meeting without it. It’s like having a prayer. Why do we object to the Pledge of Allegiance?”
The patriots in the room stood for the flag- literally. The majority of the attendees stood for a quick pledge. their small gesture of respect flew all over Thompson who called a recess after she was so infuriated by the reciting of the pledge that she hesitated to respond.
The video's self is very long and unedited. If you skip to the 15-minute mark you can watch the attendees pledge in protest.
Then, like a real Dem, Thomas changed her stance to suit public opinion. When word of her anti-pledge policy hit the public, the chairwoman magically changed her mind.
Tuesday’s decision brought criticism from many, including Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who appointed Thompson to the board as chairwoman.
“The governor leads the Pledge of Allegiance before every Council of State meeting,” Cooper spokeswoman Sadie Weiner said. “He doesn’t agree with the action taken and he thinks it’s a good practice to say it before a Board of Elections meeting.”
Thompson said Thursday that she had agreed to join the board after absentee voter fraud allegations arose in the 9th Congressional District race in 2018, which “cast doubt on the election processes in our county."