That’s nonsense, it smacks of Totalitarianism. I personally stand and so do my children but the whole point is that it’s a choice.
A Florida town Mayor had a man physically removed from a City Commission meeting after he refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor John Reese of Winter Garden said the man’s defiance was disrespectful to the U.S. military troops and called on the town’s Chief of Police to immediately escort Joseph Richardson out of the building.
“Either stand or go in the hallway.’ He wouldn’t,” Mayor Rees told the Orlando Sentinel. “It wasn’t premeditated. I just reacted. It hit me. I said it. I gave him an option… Life will go on,” he added.
Richardson allegedly told the Mayor “I don’t think I have to” when he was asked to stand for the brief prayer, to which Reese replied, “I believe you have to,” according to the Friendly Atheist.
Richardson stuck to his seat while City Commissioner Bobby Olszewski prayed, “We thank you for allowing us…
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