Suffering from dementia? Carolyn Tomei the “Demented Democrat Dean of the House” made up her own version of the Pledge of Allegiance.
You would have to be crazy. One of the leaders of the newly elected, Democrat-led House of Representatives began this session by doing the equivalent of spitting on the United States Flag and disrespecting the Oregon Veterans. In what is apparently a violation of the US Flag Code, the Oregon Catalyst is reporting that Carolyn Tomei the demented, chicken-necked septuagenarian representing Sellwood: ”acting as the Dean of the House, recited the following Pledge of Allegiance, replacing God with “Love”:
I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands,
with liberty and justice for all.”
Did someone forget to give her her meds? What the Catalyst article fails to mention is that according to the United States Flag Code, the Pledge of Allegiance reads:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
According to the Flag Code, the Pledge “should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present and not in uniform may render the military salute. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.” This is laid down in Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq). Fortunately for Tomei, there is no legal penalty for failure to comply with it.
This does not, however, stop our elected representatives from bringing ethics charges against Tomei and all involved in the trashing of the United States Flag on the floor of the Oregon House. If she’s not thrown out on her bony, wrinkly old ass, at the very least, Tomei (and whoever put her up to it) should be censured for this activity. Which one of our remaining Republican Senators and Representatives is willing to stand up to these people? Crickets Chirp.
Tomei is in good company: ”Build a bonfire,build a bonfire throw the soldiers on top …” Portland Anarchists burn an effigy of an American Soldier and an American Flag on March 18th, 2007. They later defecated on the effigy.