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I'd say he deserves it this really pisses me off when I see people sitting when playing the national anthem or pledge of allegiance
because I fought for that flag and had friends die for the right for *******s to do things like this and video tape it
really? This guy really must have wanted to make himself look like an idiot
sorry for the profanity
just really ticks me off
 

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Here we go.

If you fought for freedoms, you fought for his right to choose to stand or sit. To recite or sit quietly. Not be forced to do something.
 

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I'm a Christian and I'm sickened by this. No one can force you to worship anything (the flag included). The mayor is an idiot and the chief is a coward for not telling him no. The mayor seems to put flag worship over everything else. That is also a bit odd.
 

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But why sit there and record it before even asked looking for a conflict yes maybe the mayor was out of line having the police escort this man with whatever force needed but why look for the conflict ?
Stand up and just blur it out
i just went to a christen wedding where they said prayer
i didn't sit there and and record and say I refuse to pray
I sat there and bowed my head
even if It isn't my religious beliefs i respect everyone else's beliefs
buy not making a scene!
 

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But why sit there and record it before even asked looking for a conflict yes maybe the mayor was out of line having the police escort this man with whatever force needed but why look for the conflict ?
Stand up and just blur it out
I read he was trying to get the mayor to make the city meetings less about religion or something.

"The man, identified as Joseph Richardson, has reportedly sent emails to local officials asking to be able to deliver an invocation to make it more inclusive, as opposed to just being a very religious affair." I think he was recording to prove his point (and he did).
 

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But why sit there and record it before even asked looking for a conflict yes maybe the mayor was out of line having the police escort this man with whatever force needed but why look for the conflict ?
Stand up and just blur it out
i just went to a christen wedding where they said prayer
i didn't sit there and and record and say I refuse to pray
I sat there and bowed my head
even if It isn't my religious beliefs i respect everyone else's beliefs
buy not making a scene!
A wedding is not a public meeting being held by people who are payed in tax dollars. Big difference in my opinion.
 

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I really, really hate when they bring up the troops over seas.

You want the man to stand, then have him stand because YOU want him to. Do not have the want to make him by using me and other members of the Military.

I know why I have served, I know what I have been fighting for! I have not served as long as I have, I have not gone to the crappyest places on Earth for anyone to say to do something in my name!

I serve so that everyone has the Right to sit or stand during a prayer or the Pledge. (Of course not the only reason)

In closing, do not use us as tools for your wantings!
 

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Do you support the flag or what it stands for ?

It stands for freedom, including the freedom to be a dick as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.

If you fought for the flag, or the government, then I understand, he isn't respecting their authority and you are pissed. Wrong, but pissed.

If you fought for the freedom the flag represents then you fought for the right for dicks like this to be the dicks they were born to be as long as they don't screw things up for the rest of us.
 

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But why sit there and record it before even asked looking for a conflict yes maybe the mayor was out of line having the police escort this man with whatever force needed but why look for the conflict ?
Stand up and just blur it out
i just went to a christen wedding where they said prayer
i didn't sit there and and record and say I refuse to pray
I sat there and bowed my head
even if It isn't my religious beliefs i respect everyone else's beliefs
buy not making a scene!
My belief is I don't pledge allegiance to the empire.

It appears you only think you know what you fought for.
 

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you should go back to the flag burning supreme court case, do we like it absolutely not and it royally pisses me off. But what the flag stands for is it gives us the freedom to do things like not respect it and to sit during the pledge, exercising the liberty to do so in a way is actually if anything affirming that we live in a place that would allow us to do something even as ****ty as that....it's freedom all the time not just when it is convenient for you.
 

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I served this country in the military.

I don't agree with many things our leaders are doing, they go against what I served to protect.

This man was being disrespectful to the flag.

I served to protect that right. The right to choose. The right to speak. The right to not speak. The right to stand up for your rights.

While I don't necessarily agree with him, I will defend his right to do that.

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I watched the video, he wasn't creating a scene, he wasn't disrespectful to the board.
 

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It is important that people remember that the fight for freedom is a fight to allow people to choose, even when they do not choose to do what you believe is right.
 

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im with most on this topic. while i personally choose to honor the pledge of allegiance to the flag, because it stands for Liberty and Justice for all; to me. I honor it because of what it was meant to be at its start, not for what this country has become (a shadow of a once great nation). I honestly cant begrudge someone that chooses not to, because that is their freedom to choose.

to make a town hall meeting about prayer, and use force to remove someone just opened up the tax payers wallet to pay this guy should he sue them over this. and i hope he does.
 
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