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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

King expected to make decision about flag at meeting Monday

KING, NC (By Wesley Young, Winston-Salem Journal) - There’s been no shortage of discussion about the Christian flag at the Veteran’s Memorial in King, but the one that takes place Monday could be the most significant.

The King City Council is expected to take up the issue during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The council is considering three options: leave the flag down; designate a place for religious flags approved by the U.S. military for government markers; or transfer the memorial to a private group so that the flag would not represent a possible breach of the First Amendment’s clause saying government should not endorse a religion.

The council voted 3-1 in September to take down the flag, after receiving complaints from a local resident and the ACLU. That decision sparked rallies, letters and a march last Saturday that drew 5,000 people.


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