I’ve always been a bit wary of extremely overt flag-waving patriots. Maybe it’s just a reaction I have after watching the hoards of people forced to wave Soviet flags while at gunpoint, or the coerced crowds joining in the celebrations of Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by furiously whipping little Chinese flags to and fro.
“He said, ‘please stand for the pledge.’ Of course, we were all standing anyway because the judge had just come in – it’s a matter of courtesy. I remained standing with my hands by my side,” Lampley said.The attorney told WTVA News he waited for everyone to finish the pledge. Lampley said when it was over the judge asked him to say it. He refused, and that is when the judge held him in contempt.