The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees has put an end to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings because it is a “white nationalist” pledge. They also oppose the American flag.
According to Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President Robert Miller, the Pledge is “steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
So, the board will no longer recite the pledge at meetings.
Here we go again with the hardcore left seeking to destroy, undermine, and delegitimize American culture, patriotism, and history.
According to Campus Reform:
Live stream videos of the board’s past several meetings show that the last time members recited the Pledge of Allegiance during a board meeting was Dec. 13. During the Jan. 10 live-streamed meeting, Miller noted at the beginning that it was his first meeting as president of the board. It was also the first meeting since a similar circumstance in summer 2018 that members did not recite the pledge.
“I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism,” Miller said in an email to Celeste Barber, a former adjunct instructor at SBCC. “I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
Miller also noted that he dislikes the American flag saying, he’d rather pledge his allegiance to the Constitution “instead of a physical object” like the flag.
This anti-American Miller character went on:
“I also object to the phrase ‘one nation under God,'” Miller said. “The First Amendment not only protects freedom of speech and religion [but] it also expressly prohibits laws that establish a religion. The U.S. Supreme Court has expressly extended those rights to those who express no belief in God. Thus, I disagree with the 1955 act of Congress to add this phrase to the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Once again we see liberals who hate everything about America imposing their feelings on everyone.
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