Shortly after our last blog was posted, emails started flying between some of the library trustees. They tried to justify their "abstentions" by saying they didn't have a problem saying the pledge, they just didn't want to pass a resolution to make it mandatory at every meeting. Bullpucky...
Video courtesy of...Video From Pictures
Mr. Wiatr didn't ask for a resolution, nor was one required. These trustees simply do not want to say the pledge. This was not the first time that Mr. Wiatr has suggested that the Pledge should be said before the meeting starts. The first time he asked, one of the members of the Friends of New Hartford Public Library actually got up and left the meeting!
Bottom line...we videotape at each and every meeting...in plain view! The trustees have full control over how they appear to the public...obviously, they don't care how the public feels. All they care about is receiving OUR tax dollars to support their fiefdom!
Strikeslip says it very well in his blog...A Pledge of Allegiance...but not at the New Hartford Town Library!