Democrat Threatens to Call Police if Pledge of Allegiance Recited

Neon Nettle | 1/18/2020 | Staff
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A North Carolina Democrat county official threatened to call the police after patriotic residents recited the Pledge of Allegiance in defiance of a vote to ban it.

The Democratic chairwoman of an NC county board of elections, Louella Thompson, made the threat at the end of a contentious meeting.

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During the meeting with the Bladen County Board of Elections in the east of the state, Thompson warned patriots in attendance that reciting the pledge constituted a disruption of a government meeting.

“If that happens again law enforcement will be called,” Thompson said.

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“It is against the law to disrupt a meeting.

"That is going on and that is what happened today with the reciting of the pledge.”

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The threat came after a local board of elections meeting on Tuesday when three Democratic members of the board voted down a proposal to add the Pledge of Allegiance to the agenda.

The vote prompted an audience-member-led recitation — and the Democratic chairwoman threatened to call the police if anyone did the same at the next meeting, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

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The board of elections meeting for the county had been attended and filmed in its entirety by a local reporter for the Bladen Online media outlet.

The first order of business raised at the meeting was in regard to the Pledge and was raised by board member Emory White, a military veteran.

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Only White and the other Republican on the board, fellow veteran Michael Aycock, voted in favor of adding the Pledge to the agenda, while chairwoman Louella Thompson and fellow Democratic board members Deborah Belle and Patsy Sheppard voted against it.

A few moments after that vote, the floor was opened up for attendees to address the board with any questions, and several people spoke out in opposition to the decision to not recite the pledge prior to the start...
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