I took some time to jot down what the Lake County League of Women Voters’ moderator said about the 8th Congressional District debate audience’s insistence on reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before the Grayslake High School event.
“I have absolutely nothing for or against saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of something like this, but, in fact, that has never been part…”
At this point she stopped talking as the audience said the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I hope, I hope that that would be the last time I am disrespected.
“There is no disrespect—excuse me, excuse me—there is no disrespect for the flag when something in a forum which does not typically begin with the Pledge of Allegiance doesn’t begin with it.
“There’s no disrespect intended.
“The League of Women Voters does forums like this constantly. This is the 4th, the 5th one I’ve done this year.
“It’s never been requested and I have to say that being forced by having audience members stand up in a presumably planned way to have to seems a bit disrespectful.”
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