Ann Arbor City Council Members Take A Stand By Taking A Knee
On Monday night members of the Ann Arbor City Council took a knee, and the response is troubling.
More on the nasty response from the public but first the details of the story that has caused so much outrage. On Monday night, at the Ann Arbor city council meeting, 4 council members stepped in front of the council's table, turned towards the American Flag, and knelt for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Who Took A Knee...
- Chip Smith - 5th Ward
- Chuck Warpehoski - 5th Ward
- Sumi Kailasapathy - 1st Ward
- Jason Frenzel - 1st Ward
Mr. Warpehoski told Mlive.com that he took a knee because it was...
"An act of attention, concern and respect."
Ms. Kailasapathy explained why she took a knee...
"For me, taking a knee is also showing solidarity with the group of people who have been doing this at the national level"
Mr. Smith and Mr. Frenzel did not comment on their choice to knee during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Video Of Council Taking A Knee And Explaining Why
Over 100 people reacted to the video posted on youtube, and for the record, all of them were negative. I will not repeat the comments that people made simple because the words were so vial.
Here are some of the terms they used in their replies to describe members of the council who knelt...
- Attention Whores
- Rotten Plumbs
- Liberal Nazis
- Bubble Heads
If you would like to read the comments in their entirety just go to youtube.com. I must warn you though, their is A LOT of foul language, and hurtful statements. These comments are not for the weak of heart, and are hurtful, so be prepared.