Carrying the Bible and Draped in a Flag

When fascism comes to the United States, it will be carrying a bible upside down and backwards and humping the flag – paraphrasing, of course.

The Republican-lead House got down to bidness yesterday:

WASHINGTON — A routine House committee meeting erupted into a heated, nearly hourlong debate Wednesday over the Pledge of Allegiance, with one Democratic lawmaker saying that “insurrectionists” who backed former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election should be banned from leading it.

It actually started off with America’s Aging Prom Date Matt Gaetz demanding that they recite it for a second time:

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the committee’s ranking member, immediately objected, arguing that House members already recite the pledge on the floor every day. “I don’t know why we should pledge allegiance twice in the same day to show how patriotic we are,” he said.

And they were off to the races!

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., noted that many Republicans on the committee voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, 2021. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., then said he was introducing an amendment to Gaetz’s amendment that clarified that the pledge cannot be led by anyone who has supported an insurrection against the United States in any way.

“This pledge is an affirmation of your defense of democracy and the Constitution,” Cicilline. “It’s hard to take that claim seriously if in fact, an individual in any way supported an insurrection against the government.”

Well, Matt Gaetz was not going to take that lying down, especially if there was not a teenager nearby:

Gaetz began sparring with Cicilline, saying that he was concerned the Democrat’s proposal would make many Democrats on the panel ineligible to lead the pledge, too, because of previous elections when some in their party objected to electors.

“I’m concerned that you may be disqualifying too many of your own members,” Gaetz said, as the two of them yelled over each other.

“I’m talking about elected officials who swear an oath to the Constitution of the United States, who in any way participated, supported, facilitated, encouraged the insurrection against the United States,” Cicilline said. “That’s not too hard a standard.”

[Narrator’s Voice] It was too hard a standard.

Ultimately, Cicilline’s amendment was defeated in a 24-13 vote in the GOP-led committee.

Gaetz’s amendment, on the other hand, passed unanimously, 39-0.

It is going to be a long 2 years, innit?

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13 Responses to Carrying the Bible and Draped in a Flag

  1. Oneofthebobs says:

    The pledge is no more binding than the oath of office. Maybe they should retake that every time they recite the pledge.

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  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    The second time around the pledge shoulg go like this:

    I pledge allegiance to the people
    And to the Republic in which they live
    One nation, indivisible
    With liberty and justice for all

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  3. PledgeCeption.

    This is fucking stupid, but par for the course for the Twitter Caucus.

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  4. MDavis says:

    As long as they are sucking time away from fascist takeover progress, let them have at it.

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  5. Buttermilk Sky says:

    I don’t have the book with me — help me out, Scissorheads. Who’s the character in “Catch-22” who’s constantly demanding that people sign loyalty oaths by the armful?

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    • ali redford says:

      I only read it once in high school, and don’t recall the name.
      Not the same, but there is Col. Flagg on the TV MASH, who also comes to my mind.


    • MDavis says:

      From SparkNotes:

      Captain Black tries to get revenge on Major Major by initiating the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade,


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