The mayor of Silverton, Colorado, issued a statement during a trustee meeting saying that he will discontinue recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the meetings. His idea was met with resistance and some of the attendees stood up and recited it loudly during the comment section of the meeting. Even though he tried to interrupt them, more voices joined in. Once their vociferous declamations ended and they sat down, the mayor said that they were “out of order” and that although there is a one-strike policy, he didn’t ask people to leave. “But if something like that happens again we will,” the mayor said. There had been similarly worked-up instances in Silverton when a trustee didn’t want to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. In this most recent case, the mayor declared that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance would create problems, including “divisiveness.” “Due to direct and …

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