Friday, October 29, 2010
Congresswoman Betty McCollum represents the citizens of Minnesota’s 4th district; except of course the God fearing kind. Betty led the pledge of allegiance on the United States floor of the House of Representatives, yet she took a breath just in time to omit God from our time honored tradition; so she says.
Take a look at the above video. You be the judge.
We have a cadre of people who are in a position of power who believe that our unalienable rights are not God given; but rather, those rights are determined by government officials and therefore can easily be taken away. Rep. McCollum denied that she intentionally made an omission, as per her website:
October 26, 2010 -- McCollum Honors Pledge of Allegiance and “One Nation Under God”
Congresswoman condemns radical right-wing agenda of hate, intolerance and racism
St. Paul, MN -- Congresswoman Betty McCollum honors and respects the Pledge of Allegiance and believes the United States is one Nation under God. She has led the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives numerous times as can be seen in these video links.
Conservatives are using an eight year old video clip to incite hate, racism, and intolerance among Tea Party Republicans. This right-wing effort to call into question Congresswoman McCollum's Christian faith, her belief in God, and her patriotism is blatantly anti-American and all too similar to the extremists who earlier this year mailed a soiled American flag to her Congressional office and threatened the Congresswoman with violence.
Congresswoman McCollum rejects this radical agenda and condemns the extremist tactics behind this poisonous political exploitation of the Pledge of Allegiance
So calling out the congresswoman is equivalent to hate, intolerance, and racism and is anti-American? Who are you going to believe: your lying eyes or Rep. Betty McCollum?