Something that I missed in this post was something that Anne Mavity said in explaining why she submitted a rules change that would stop the St. Louis Park City Council from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before City Council meetings.

The article said “Council member Anne Mavity, who sponsored the rules change, told KARE 11 that she didn’t feel saying the pledge was necessary, especially for non-citizens.” That’s bassackwards thinking. Do we want refugees to assimilate or do we want them clinging to their society’s norms? Newt Gingrich had it right when he stated that we aren’t a multi-cultural nation, that we’re instead a multi-ethnic nation.

It’s apparent that Mavity is utterly clueless. According to this article, Mavity said “As a proud American, I’m appalled that our little suburban community’s meeting protocols have sparked this polarizing conversation.” Would a “proud American” think that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is “polarizing”? Those things don’t mesh together whatsoever.

If you’re a proud American, affirming your loyalty to the greatest nation in the history of mankind is a privilege. It isn’t polarizing. Further, if parts of the population find American ideals distasteful or polarizing, perhaps it’s those people that need to re-examine their loyalties. This video is disturbing:

KARE11’s Jon Lauritsen reported that “Public input was not supposed to be part of Monday night’s study session.” It’s worth noting that the main topic for Monday night’s study session was the rule change eliminating the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings. People were furious because the rules change was passed unanimously without public input.

Conservatives push for local control of issues. That being said, they also push for accountability and listening to constituents. The whole idea behind local control is so We The People have maximum input.

Finally, Mavity’s depravity is frightening because, according to her public statements, she doesn’t understand why a simple little rule change should be controversial. What a dipstick. This isn’t about making a simple rule change. It’s about why the St. Louis Park City Council thinks that pledging allegiance to this great nation is controversial. What a dipstick!

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