REPORT: Democrat councilwoman sworn in on Dr. Seuss book [PHOTOS]
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A newly elected county councilwoman in Missouri decided to forgo a traditional biblical swearing in ceremony in lieu of a more Dr. Seuss-themed one.
Democratic Councilwoman Kelli Dunaway, 44, was sworn into the St. Louis County Council with her right hand in the air and her left hand planted firmly on a copy of children’s author Dr. Seuss’s iconic book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dunaway’s two children, 5-year-old Liam and 7-year-old Bella, held the rhyme-filled hardcover as the now-sitting councilwoman’s role was made official.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I’m proud and excited to get to work for the 2nd District, and to help rebuild trust in our county government,” Dunaway told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after her first meeting.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Dunaway stated:
The 1990 book offers a message of inspiration to anyone embarking on a new phase of life, whether it’s a high-school graduation, the jump from kindergarten to first grade, or even the next stage of a political career. Alas, Dr. Seuss was not immune to a male-centric narrative as he sought to inspire. But the message is the same whether the reader is a “guy” or not:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
This was the scene last week at the STLCO government center. Democrats took back control of the council and @DunawayKelli was sworn in on a copy of “Oh the Places you’ll go” with her children❤️ so proud to be part of #TeamKelli pic.twitter.com/iJ1dxfZ1Zg
— Brian Wingbermuehle (@winger_brian) August 16, 2019
— Lisa Clancy (@lisadclancy) August 13, 2019
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go,”
— Justice Seeker ☮️ (@tizzywoman) August 19, 2019
Newly elected Democrat Kelli Dunaway (@DunawayKelli) chose Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” as her book of choice. Her proud children held it for her during the swearing-in ceremony.https://t.co/w1esvMSPla pic.twitter.com/ErKN3SnVO7
— Think Atheist 🌐 (@ThinkAtheist) August 18, 2019
As supporters of the #separationofchurchandstate, we commend newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman Kelli Dunaway’s decision to be sworn in using Dr. Seuss’s classic “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
— Ethical Society StL (@EthicalStL) August 19, 2019
There is no law requiring elected officials to be sworn into office on a Bible. https://t.co/IavUuYvxcm
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 20, 2019
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