In a nutshell, Jesse Ventura of Minnesota has vetoed a bill that would require the recessitation of the Pledge of Allegiance once a week in Minn. schools.
"I am vetoing this bill because I believe patriotism comes from the heart," Ventura said in his veto message Wednesday. "Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
Amen Jesse! Finally a politician has the guts to nix a feel-good mandate likely forwarded by some self serving egomaniac with little real legislative talent who's intent on "out-patriot"-ing everyone else and getting some press for it.
We shouldn't love our country and express that love "because someone told us to." Pledge? Absolutely. Law requiring the Pledge? No.
Way to go, Body!