Dix pushes Senate to say Pledge daily

Former State Representative Bill Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock, is now a state senator.  This morning, shortly after the senate gaveled into session, Dix asked Senate President Jack Kibbie why the senate hadn’t followed its opening prayer with recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

“Just a brief point of inquiry: seems as though it’s been a custom in the past, at least where I served in the past, that we say the pledge every day and I’m interested as to why we (are) not saying the pledge here,” Dix said.

“We do that every Monday, am I correct?” Kibbie replied, consulting with the secretary of the senate who was standing in front of him.  “We do that the first day of the week.  We’ll do that next Tuesday.”

(The senate will not be in session on Monday, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Junior holiday.) 

“I would ask that we say it every day.” Dix replied. “We are Americans every day and that’s important to me.”

“We’ll refer that question to the Rules & Administration Committee, thank you,” Kibbie replied.

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