When New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, the message he sent to his constituents was to insult his flag and his country [“NYC councilman sits while Pledge is being recited,” News, Sept. 15].

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He certainly does not serve as a positive role model to the younger generation in his community. It’s his right, but as a public official, he acted most inappropriately and is a disgrace to his office.

Pat King, Merrick