Woman Under Fire For Kneeling During Pledge Of Allegiance At Meeting
Haddam, Connecticut, Selectman Melissa Schlag, a Democrat, is under fire for taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance while at a board meeting.Schlag said, while last Monday was the first time she had ever knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance, she sees no issue with her chosen method of protesting President Trump and took to social media using the hashtag #unitedforthe1st symbolizing her First Amendment right.
In a letter posted on Facebook, Schlag began a letter, "Dear America" that listed a number of reasons for why she knelt, including Trump's comments on Russia's election tampering during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the migrant family separation crisis.
Schlag isn't the only public figure in the town of Haddam who takes a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance in school meetings. Board of Education member Maura Wallin, a Republican, who, like Schlag, is no fan of President Trump, said she takes a knee in protest of our criminal justice system, which she believes singles out minorities.
Of course calls and emails continue to pour in... some of which in favor of Schlag exercising her First Amendment right, others not so much. Could this be the beginning of more protests in the work place, business settings, town hall meetings, etc. by non Black Americans?