Trying to keep an eye on as much of Iowa as we can is a challenge. Somehow, we missed this one last year.
Earlier today we told you about Stan Walk, a county supervisor in Mitchell County. It turns out, Walk’s threatening letter sent to the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board isn’t the only headline-grabbing thing he’s done lately.
In January of 2019, Walk walked out of the room prior to a Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting when attendees began to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Walk reportedly voiced concern over the words “justice for all” a week earlier. He told KIMT that he wasn’t disrespecting the country with his actions.
“I’m not against the country and that (the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem) but I am against the idea that we have justice for all,” he said. “We no longer have justice for all here in this country. The super-rich have taken over and it’s time that people stand up and say enough is enough — the little guy deserves justice.”
Later in January of 2019, the board voted on a motion to start the meeting each week with reciting the Pledge. It passed 2-1.
Walk voted against it.
**UPDATE**At today's Mitchell County Board of Supervisors Meeting discussion was held on whether or not the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited at the beginning of each weekly meeting. The motion pased on a 2-1 vote. Yes votes were cast by Steve Smolik and Barb Francis.The no vote was cast by Stan Walk. Steve Smolik provided some research he had done. Out of roughly 37 counties he contacted 19 responded the BOS recited the Pledge. Of the 13 that did not 4 of the counties were going to begin.Progess is happening. Mitchell County is part of a growing trend to begin the weekly BOS meetings with the Pledge. It is noted that reciting the Pledge at the BOS meeting is not mandatory.
Posted by Al Winters for Mitchell County Supervisor on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Walk posted an anti-Trump video on his Facebook page as well, entitled The Day Democracy Died, noting it is “comical.”
The video will not play on other websites, but here is a link. It likely wouldn’t be considered wise for children to hear due to some of the language.