Trouble was brewing in North Carolina when a board of elections chairwoman was threatening people that she would call the police on anyone who recited the Pledge of Allegiance at their next board meeting, according to info posted by Bladen Online, as per a report by the Free Beacon.
"The threat came at the end of a contentious Bladen County Board of Elections meeting in which audience members voiced their displeasure with the board's defeat of a measure adding the Pledge of Allegiance to its official agenda. Two of the board members and a significant portion of the audience rose to recite the pledge in defiance of the board's vote, which Chairwoman Louella Thompson described as "out of order."
Thompson said she would call the cops if anyone tried to recite the pledge at the next board meeting. It went a bit like this: "The next meeting, if that happens again, law enforcement will be called because 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, so be prepared for that," she said.
Board member Emory White introduced the measure that would have added the Pledge of Allegiance to the agenda, according to a report from Bladen Online. Three board members voted against the measure, two voted for it." Gov. Roy Cooper (D.), who appointed Thomas, voiced disagreement with the decision not to recite the pledge.
"The Governor leads the Pledge of Allegiance before every Council of State meeting. He doesn’t agree with the action taken and he thinks it’s a good practice to say it before a Board of Elections meeting," a spokeswoman for the governor told the Bladen Journal.
At Tuesday's meeting, audience members pushed back on the board's decision. Not everyone agreed with the radical Democrat.
"I don't care that other boards throughout the state, the county, wherever, don't do this. There's nothing wrong with setting an example, and it's in fact a good example," one audience member said. "I support it, and I believe there's a lot of other Republicans on board … probably Democrats as well that support the idea of expressing our loyalty to our constitutional republic and to the flag for which all of that stands."/ Last Edited by: Frank the Tank