Judge Jails Lawyer For Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
Hard to believe such an act of class takes place in a courtroom in this day and age . . . I say we elect this judge to the Supreme Court next slot that comes open . . . S.L.
OCTOBER 7 - A Mississippi judge yesterday jailed a lawyer who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.
Attorney Danny Lampley, 49, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn cited him for criminal contempt of court for failing to recite the 31-word pledge at the outset of the morning’s proceedings at the Lee County courthouse.
An October 6 order signed by Talmadge notes that Lampley was being charged for his “failure to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance as ordered.” Lampley, the judge added, “shall purge himself of said criminal contempt . . . by standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in open court.”
This reminds me of a story my first Team Sergeant told us one time . . . from way back in the Ancient Mists of Time, before the World was invented and Everything was Dark . . .
All of the animals came together, but because it was dark, none of them could see each other. So one of them suggested, "I know! Let's FEEL each other, and then we'll know what kind of animals we are!"
The Tiger came forward and said, "Me first! What kind of animal am I?"
So all the other animals felt the Tiger, and they said, "Hmmm, lets see . . . you're very big and powerful, you have whiskers, and big fangs, and mighty paws with claws, and a long tail - you must be a TIGER!"
The Tiger was very happy to learn that he was a Tiger, and he gave out a mighty R-O-A-R-!-!-! and went about his way.
The next animal that came forward was the Rabbit. "Feel me! Feel me! What kind of animal am I?"
So all the animals felt the Rabbit. "Hmmm, lets see . . . you're very soft and fuzzy, and you've got long ears, and big hip-hopper feet, and a wiggley-wiggley nose . . . you're a cute little fuzzy BUNNY RABBIT!"
And of course the Rabbit was very happy to learn he was a Rabbit, and he went hip-hopping away.
The next animal that came up was the Snake. "What kind of animal am I?" asked the Snake.
The other animals felt the Snake. "Hmmm . . . well you're cold and slimy, and you've got no shoulders, you've got a forked tongue, poison fangs, slitted eyes and a pointy head . . . YOU'RE A LAWYER ! ! !"
SEAN LINNANE SENDS . . .