Voters Recall Conscientious ‘Pledge’ Objector
Voters in Estes Park, Colorado, have ousted an agnostic town trustee who preferred not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance prior to town meetings.
“It was a conscientious objection on my part. To take a loyalty oath before the meeting starts – that’s not American,” David Habecker said. “This country was founded on religious tolerance. This wasn’t religious tolerance. They said I turned my back on the flag, that I’m not patriotic, that I didn’t support the troops in Iraq, which is completely false.”
Lori Jeffrey-Clark, a town trustee whose husband led the recall effort, said “I think the voters understood that this was about representation. People just said, ‘Wait a minute – you’re sitting on our board, and you don’t represent us.’ I think they just decided that his views aren’t ours.”
From the Washington Times.