Michigan University Student Government Votes to Ban the Pledge of Allegiance

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by Celine Ryan

 

Student government leaders at a Michigan university have banned the Pledge of Allegiance from meetings. The student senate, which had previously made time for the Pledge each meeting, deemed the verbiage to be non-inclusive.

Video of the Thursday night meeting shows a weeks-long controversy coming to a close as the student senate discussed the vote on the removal the Pledge from the standard meeting agenda.

 

“A senator brought it to the attention of the general body about three or four weeks into the semester, ever since then it’s been a pretty continuous conversation,” said GVSU Student Senate VP of Public Relations Ryan Fritz.

Students who backed the initiative claimed that the Pledge of Allegiance is not inclusive to all individuals, and reportedly took issue with the mention of the word “God.”

“It’s important when we’re talking equity and equality and social justice that we are having those kinds of measures taken,” said Student Senator Lansing Sánchez-Castillo, adding that the language in the Pledge “doesn’t sit with this diverse population and fully representing them.

Student Senator and College Republican Dorian Thompson called the decision “very upsetting especially on the week of Veterans Day,” calling it indicative of being at “a sad point in our country where we are having debates on things that we should be talking about what unites us instead of divides us.

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Celine Ryan is the Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform, reporting on liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appeared at and reprinted from campusreform.org

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3 Thoughts to “Michigan University Student Government Votes to Ban the Pledge of Allegiance”

  1. Doug1943

    The United States is almost unique in having had, from its beginning, a multi-ethnic population. The social glue that has held this nation together is American patriotism. The Left has discovered that the racial fracture lines in American society are a much better target than the class lines, the opening up of which was their tradtional hope for bringing down the system.

    The stead advance of Progessive ideology among the people who will staff the ‘cultural apparatus’ of society will inevitably give us a nation held together by calculated self-interest, not emotion — and one that will be very vulnerable to any future shock.

    We must not kid ourselves about the danger to the Republic that this will mean. We must organize. Go to MyMilitia.com to find out how, and to find like-minded people near you.

  2. […] “It’s important when we’re talking equity and equality and social justice that we are having those kinds of measures taken,” said Student Senator Lansing Sánchez-Castillo after the vote. The student senator said that the language in the pledge “doesn’t sit with this diverse population and fully representing them,” as The Michigan Star previously reported. […]

  3. USA Citizen

    Every one of those communist POS morons should be hanging from the gallows as traitors.

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