After viewing several hours of Bowie County Commissioners Court meetings and reading about the facts surrounding this story, I wonder: Why the sudden brouhaha to remove the Pledge and Prayer from the meeting minutes? Alas, we may never know because the bright, hot spotlight and pressure by the public has changed the tune of the Bowie County Commissioners Court. They agreed to include the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation back into the meeting minutes. Just like they have in previous regular session meetings prior to June 23, 2011, as evidenced by the Bowie County meeting minutes posted and filed online.
So all should be well in the world now, right? Wrong. The case against Natalie Nichols is still pending a Grand Jury investigation. Nichols’ oath of office affirmed she would “faithfully execute the duties of the office of Bowie County Clerk of the State of Texas, and will to the best of her ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help her, God.”
Let yourself be heard in helping Nichols fight this injustice against her. Had this situation happened in a corporate environment, Nichols would have been given a reprimand, if that, and certainly would not be subject to fines, removal from her job and jail for stating facts and doing the job she was elected to do! The good ole boys of the Bowie County Commissioners Court are being petty, vindictive and are not dishonorable in regards to this case.