The Minnesota City that threw out recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at their city council meetings is being taught a thing or two by their citizens!
On June 17, the St. Louis Park council – which is in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, unsurprisingly – voted unanimously to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance before their meetings in an effort to create a more “diverse community.”
However, the residents of St. Louis park were not pleased.
Check out this awesome video of a crowd of St. Louis park citizens proudly chanting the Pledge of Allegiance and shouting out “USA!” while waving American flags to send a message to their city council:
President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to condemn the St. Louis Park council's removal of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The president implied that the people of Minnesota are fed up with the BS of their government and decisions like the one to nix the Pledge, which is why he's going to win over Minnesota - a state teetering on the edge of flipping red - in 2020:
Fox News has more to say about the city council's decision to toss the Pledge of Allegiance that is totally backfiring:
The decision was announced by the St. Louis Park City Council after a unanimous vote on June 17. The amendment to the council's rules was characterized as an effort to serve a more “diverse community."
“We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” Council Member Tim Brausen said ahead of the vote.
Council member Anne Mavity, who sponsored the rules change, told KARE 11 that she didn’t feel saying the pledge was necessary, especially for non-citizens.
"Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen," she said. “They certainly don't need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home.”
The council's meeting to reconsider the controversial change was held on Monday, as nearly 100 citizens waved American flags and chanted "USA!" in a bid to convince the council to reverse course before the change goes into effect next week.
ABC News also had the following to say:
The decision by a local Minnesota city council to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings prompted a reaction from President Donald Trump on Thursday.
The Pledge of Allegiance to our great Country, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is under siege," the president said on Twitter. "That is why I am going to win the Great State of Minnesota in the 2020 Election. People are sick and tired of this stupidity and disloyalty to our wonderful USA!
The council unanimously voted to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of meetings to ensure everyone from diverse backgrounds felt welcome, according to ABC News' affiliate KSTP.
But the vote angered some in the community, which has a population of about 45,000.