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26 July 2010

Betty McCollum Voted Against the Pledge of Allegiance!!!

If you are looking for the video where Betty McCollum omits "under God" while leading Congress, click here to go to the posting

Project Vote Smart - Representative McCollum on HR 2028 - Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill 

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Ok, this is one of the most pathetic things I have seen from Betty McCollum. I find this disturbing beyond any reasonable sense of imagination. When I was a young man, I enlisted in the Air Force. I did so out of Patriotism, and the desire to serve my country. Just like those who went before me and those that came after, we all took this oath of enlistment...

I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Congress takes an oath of office, which is very similar...

I, Name, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Now I have only lived in Betty's district for 2 1/2 years, and this vote took place in her 2nd term, so I am wondering how in the hell this could be overlooked for so long. In Betty's Oath of Office, she swears to defend the constitution; but Betty voted against a bill which could challenge the constitutionality of The Pledge of Allegiance. What kind of American would even consider this? I asked my kids if they said The Pledge of Allegiance everyday, and they said yes; why? I said Betty McCollum, our Representative voted against The Pledge of Allegiance. A look of horror went across my sons face, and he said, "Doesn't she love our country"? Good question son, that is why there is a Teresa Collett sign in the front yard.

As a member of congress, how could one Vote against The Pledge of Allegiance? Why would one even consider it? I belong to a VFW in the district, and I will be sharing this at my post, and will travel to all other posts within the district to let them know how Betty voted on this. If you look at how many co-sponsors are on this bill, it appears over half the House co-sponsored it.

We live in the greatest country in the world, and one of the many things that make this country great is our freedom of speech (like this blog; Betty is working on this blog with me, she provides the material, and I write it. Works out nicely). When I see some clown desecrating the flag or speaking out against our country, I get bent out of shape, but then my gal reminds me I served so that they could have their freedom of speech; she is correct. If you were to ask our men and women serving today in harms way what their thoughts were, they would tell you that they are serving to protect your right to free speech.

Betty was elected to make decision's for MN CD 4 (not by me, but I have to live with it). Betty is supposed to vote what the district wants, but since she doesn't talk to the district, it is hard to believe she knows what the district wants; it appears she votes as to what Betty wants. We are lucky we live in a democracy, because we can PROTECT our country from those that don't hold our interests and values, and VOTE THEM OUT IN NOVEMBER!!! BYE BYE BETTY!!!

Betty McCollum, I know you read this everyday (Thank you...what do you think?); would love to hear from you. You can send me a message on the blog. If you want to post a response, please do, or email it to me, and I will post it. On another note, when will you hold a townhall, or debate Teresa Collett?

Key Vote
Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill

Key Votes:
HR 2028

Issues: Legal Issues
Date: 09/23/2004
Sponsor: Rep. Akin, W. Todd (R-MO)

Roll no. 467

Bill Passed

How members voted
(247 - 173)

Representative McCollum voted NO
Read statements Representative McCollum made in this general time period.

Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would forbid federal courts and the Supreme Court from hearing cases questioning or interpreting the Pledge of Allegiance and its constitutionality.


-Provides that the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals shall be exempted from the provisions of this act (Sec. 2).

Link to Legislation:

House Passage: 09/23/2004 : Bill Passed 247 - 173 (Roll no. 467)

Rep. Akin, W. Todd (R-MO)

Rep. Aderholt, Robert (R-AL)
Rep. Bachus, Spencer (R-AL)
Rep. Baker, Richard Hugh (R-LA) (out of office)
Rep. Ballenger, Cass (-NC) (out of office)
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham (R-SC)
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe (R-MD)
Rep. Barton, Joe (R-TX)
Rep. Bass, Charles (R-NH) (out of office)
Rep. Beauprez, Bob (R-CO) (out of office)
Rep. Bereuter, Douglas (-NE) (out of office)
Rep. Biggert, Judy (R-IL)
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael (R-FL) (out of office)
Rep. Bishop, Rob (R-UT)
Rep. Bishop, Sanford Jr. (D-GA)
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Rep. Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood (R-NY) (out of office)
Rep. Boehner, John (R-OH)
Rep. Bonilla, Henry (R-TX) (out of office)
Rep. Bonner, Josiah Jr. (R-AL)
Rep. Boozman, John (R-AR)
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine (D-GU)
Rep. Bradley, Jeb (R-NH) (out of office)
Rep. Brady, Kevin (R-TX)
Rep. Brown, Henry Jr. (R-SC)
Rep. Brown-Waite, Virginia (R-FL)
Rep. Burgess, Michael (R-TX)
Rep. Burns, Max (R-GA) (out of office)
Rep. Burr, Richard (R-NC) (out of office)
Rep. Burton, Dan (R-IN)
Rep. Buyer, Stephen (R-IN)
Rep. Calvert, Ken (R-CA)
Rep. Camp, David (R-MI)
Rep. Cannon, Chris (R-UT) (out of office)
Rep. Cantor, Eric (R-VA)
Rep. Capito, Shelley (R-WV)
Rep. Carter, John (R-TX)
Rep. Castle, Michael (R-DE)
Rep. Chocola, Chris (R-IN) (out of office)
Rep. Coble, John (R-NC)
Rep. Cole, Tom (R-OK)
Rep. Collins, Mac (R-GA) (out of office)
Rep. Costello, Jerry (D-IL)
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Rep. Crane, Philip (-IL) (out of office)
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL)
Rep. Cubin, Barbara (R-WY) (out of office)
Rep. Culberson, John (R-TX)
Rep. Cunningham, Randall (R-CA) (out of office)
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann (R-VA) (out of office)
Rep. Davis, Lincoln (D-TN)
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Rep. DeLay, Thomas (R-TX) (out of office)
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Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln (R-FL)
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL)
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Rep. Duncan, John Jr. (R-TN)
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer (R-WA) (out of office)
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon (R-MI)
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann (R-MO)
Rep. Everett, Terry (R-AL) (out of office)
Rep. Feeney, Tom (R-FL) (out of office)
Rep. Ferguson, Michael (R-NJ) (out of office)
Rep. Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)
Rep. Fletcher, Ernest (-KY) (out of office)
Rep. Foley, Mark (R-FL) (out of office)
Rep. Forbes, James Randy (R-VA)
Rep. Fossella, Vito Jr. (R-NY) (out of office)
Rep. Franks, Trent (R-AZ)
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R-NJ)
Rep. Gallegly, Elton (R-CA)
Rep. Garrett, Scott (R-NJ)
Rep. Gerlach, Jim (R-PA)
Rep. Gibbons, James (R-NV) (out of office)
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne (R-MD) (out of office)
Rep. Gillmor, Paul (R-OH) (out of office)
Rep. Gingrey, Phil (R-GA)
Rep. Goode, Virgil Jr. (R-VA) (out of office)
Rep. Goodlatte, Robert (R-VA)
Rep. Gordon, Bart (D-TN)
Rep. Goss, Porter (-FL) (out of office)
Rep. Granger, Kay (R-TX)
Rep. Graves, Samuel (R-MO)
Rep. Green, Raymond (D-TX)
Rep. Gutknecht, Gilbert (R-MN) (out of office)
Rep. Hall, Ralph (R-TX)
Rep. Harris, Katherine (R-FL) (out of office)
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Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis (R-IL) (out of office)
Rep. Hastings, Doc (R-WA)
Rep. Hayes, Robert (R-NC) (out of office)
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1 comment:

  1. It happened on April 17, 2002. There is no video of it on YouTube, because YouTube didn't exist back then. But on that day, Betty McCollum rose to lead Congress in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. On that day, she either "forgot" or intentionally left out the words "Under God."

    The media did call her out on it, and her spin was that she "took a breath," but anyone who saw it could clearly see it was intentional. She was a first term Congresswoman in 2002, but this voter swore she'd never get my vote as long as I live in CD4! Betty and her socialist, globalist, atheist agenda makes me sick!