The Mayor of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, said Wednesday in "Fox News @ Night" that he wished the city council to overturn the controversial decision to stop reciting the oath of allegiance. before meetings.
The council triggered anger in the community with a recent unanimous vote to no longer say the oath of allegiance, which brought about a hundred protesters to attend the meeting Monday night to express their opposition.
"I would like to see the promise brought back, I've been clear with my colleagues about it and that's what I think this conversation will unfold," said Mayor Jake Spano.
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"This will include the discussion of making commitment, is not it, and what other ways can we express our patriotism," he added.
The decision was announced by St. Louis Park City Council after a unanimous vote on June 17. The amendment to the board's rules was characterized by an effort to serve a "more diverse community".
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"We have concluded that, to create a more welcoming environment in a diverse community, we will give up the oath of allegiance before every meeting," Council member Tim Brausen said before the vote.
Council member Anne Mavity, who sponsored the rule change, told KARE 11 that she did not believe the commitment was necessary, especially for non-citizens.
"Citizens doing business with the city or having a conversation are not necessarily citizens," she said. "They certainly do not need to come to the city council chambers and take an oath of allegiance to our country to tell us what they think of the presence of a sidewalk in front of their house."
The controversial review meeting took place on Monday, as nearly 100 citizens waved American flags and chanted "USA!" and the commitment itself in order to convince the board to reverse the course. The meeting was completed on a clear resolution of the issue, with members planning to further study the issue.
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Spano told Shannon Bream that he was receiving e-mails and phone calls from all parts of the country about this.
"It certainly took a life apart, I felt like the mayor of America," he said, adding that he did not hear the locals telling him that "no one's here!" they were "uncomfortable to make this promise".
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"One man, for example, told me that he had recently gone to a sporting event with his wife and that he had said," We were defending the national anthem and we were putting the hand on our hearts. in this space, "Spano recalled.
He pointed out that St. Louis Park is a "fabulous community of very patriotic people who love their country" and that the city is starting a "discussion" about how to be patriotic.
President Trump tweeted his support for protesters on Thursday morning, saying "people are fed up with this stupidity."