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It's a Total Waste of Time': New York Board Members Vote Against Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance During Meetings

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The Pledge of Allegiance "goes against the principles this country was founded on."

The upstate New York town of New Paltz voted last week against reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its board meetings after one of its members called the Pledge a "total waste of time."

The debate began when board member Amy Cohen, a local business owner and former mayoral candidate, introduced a motion during a Monday meeting that the board recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its bi-monthly meetings as a show of patriotism and respect, according to the New York Post.

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