"Phony Patriotism"

So, in response to the spontaneous recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance reported below Jan Czarnik, League of Women Voters Executive Director, has declared that

“phony patriotism” is driving criticism over a moderator’s reaction when she was asked if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited before an 8th Congressional District debate this week.

Later in the story they quote her:

Czarnik said someone is not a better American just by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

“It’s a phony patriotism issue is what it is,” she said. “They must think it helps their campaign.”

I was there. I am not a phony patriot. I proudly rose, put my hand over my heart, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kathy Tate-Bradish of the League of Women Voters, the moderator at the event, spent more time arguing before and berating the audience after than it took to actually say the Pledge.

Big Government also has a story on this.

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3 Responses to "Phony Patriotism"

  • I have to wonder if this is just another example of the elite intelligentsia talking down to the unwashed masses. I too was at the event, witnessing the same response from Ms. Tate-Bradish. While I won’t presume to assert her intent the tone was clearly a dressing down. Sadly the alleged slight could have been avoided with simple instructions from the league that no flags were to be displayed on the stage or in the auditorium. It was a debate, not a state event and the display of a flag, while nice, is unnecessary. Simple planning could have spared her the slight.

  • God bless you all, patriots every one.

    I hope Glenn Beck picks this up. (I’d tell tell him but I think my email must be blocked.)

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