American Legion to deny funds because not standing for Pledge?
Are you aware that an American Legion branch is threatening to withhold funds they donate to a local park system, because a local politician won't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance? It is their money, they can do whatever they want with it, but I am tired of the self appointed Patriotism Police.
If someone doesn't want to stand for the Pledge, fine. It's no skin off my back. It is even arguable why we need to pledge allegiance. A great and free nation doesn't need or require that of its' citizens.
The politician, Morton Grove (IL) Park Commissioner Dan Ashta might be an atheist and a reason he does not participate would be because of the "God" in the Pledge. Which should not be there of course because our government is required to be neutral when it comes to religion.
Now, if he is an atheist, he sadly, is one of the highest ranking atheist elected officials in all of America.