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Minnesota city reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after overwhelming protests

A Minnesota city council that voted last month to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings reversed that decision Monday night after protests began to take a toll on city staff, according to the

Last month, St. Louis Park, Minnesota’s city council voted to stop reciting the pledge at meetings in the name of diversity and inclusiveness.

After numerous protests at subsequent council meetings, the council unanimously voted to reinstate the pledge in order to move on to other issues and relieve pressure on city workers from protesters both in the city and nationally.

“There are many from outside of St. Louis Park who are abusing and harassing our city staff, making it very difficult for them to serve the residents and businesses in our city, which is the very reason our local government exists,” councilman Thom Miller said Monday.

The council apparently believed initially that removing the Pledge of Allegiance from council meetings would allow “more diverse communities” to feel comfortable participating in local government. It’s unclear why the pledge, which is a saying of unity, would make St. Louis Park residents uncomfortable.

“We’ve had some racial equity initiatives going on in the city of St. Louis Park for awhile where we’re trying to get more diverse communities and historically less engaged communities to come and participate in our public process,” Council Member Tim Brausen said last month. “Given the current Washington politics that are going on now, there’s a lot of people that are afraid of our government, and we worry about that.”

Not all locals understood the initial decision to end recitation of the pledge.

“Why take that right away from other Americans who are really proud to be united and indivisible in one nation?” Marni Hockenberg of Roseville told the Star Tribune. “I think the Pledge of Allegiance celebrates our diversity, that we’re all united.”

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  1. Richard Misel Jr

    July 17, 2019 at 11:40 am

    A win for WE the people and America and a lose for the anti-America traitors and scumbags.! WE the people stood up against their anti-America agenda.! There was NO threats or abuse of city workers or staff. The anti-America losers crying and trying to play the victim card, Well it aint gonna work.!

  2. Yaacov Myers

    July 18, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    “Good noW!”®,B”H. Absolutely, Unity means there is diversity. Loyalty does not! ANTIFA are loyal to ANTIFA but there is no diversity, same with Muslims, DEmocrats, Far left & Far Right, feminists, Group of four, they don’t know the meaning of diversity & unity. Jihad is a dictator’s brainwashing club. Be free, unified in diversity, Speak out against those who call you racist to dominate you & shut you up. They are autocrats, the four, Sasour, ANTIFA,BDS,PLO, HEZBOLLAH, IRAN, HAMAS, MUSLIM Brotherhood, deceitful Obama, Hillary, DEMocrats hoax, NOT: the criminals biggest defence is to blame you for doing what they don’t want you to know they are busy with and doing and have done for years. Its a self-righteous cover-up, a hoax, so don’t be fooled. Jihad is a Muslim cover-up under liberal free speech and religious freedom. JIhad, Islam is a political bellicose agenda a civil war of words & deceit then convert or die the Sharia way. Half these libs would be dead, don’t be fooled by being called racist, these people want to have none of anything except total domination, Democrat or Muslim is headed for destruction, they use one another now but they oppose each other. They couldn’t live together if they tried.

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