Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Pledge...

I have been reading and listening to the backlash regarding Obama's proposed speech to public school children (to take place Tuesday) and the "I Pledge" star-studded spectacular that has already been shown at a school assembly or two. And, once again, I side with Penn Jillette and many others on this.

In the video, some of Hollywood's biggest and brightest (if that isn't a red flag right there...) pledge to be nicer to one another, buy hybrid vehicles and "smile more." Great. Annoying, but benign, until... Someone pledges to be "of service to Barak Obama." That's when I think, "Wait a minute. Isn't this about being an American? Aren't we supposed to be pledging service, hard work, efforts to our country?" Then it gets better! Another servile sycophant proudly pledges to be "a servant to our President." A servant to the guy America put in office? A servant to the man who is supposed to be serving us? A servant? Is that, like picking up his dry cleaning or pouring his coffee? Are you the one who stands by to light his cigarette, fan him with palms, or feed him grapes? Oh, girl, I hope you're going to feed him grapes.

Well, this "special assembly" coming to a socialist public school near you, comes complete with its own lesson plans. One for younger age children -- "Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?" (Anyone know a fourth grader who wants to be viewed as weak or unpatriotic?) And another one for older students -- "Is President Obama inspiring you to do anything?" (As my sophomore would say, "Um, yeah, get a new President.")

So, today this is my pledge...

"I pledge to watch less of Hollywood and more of the government -- 'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' -- and I encourage others to do the same."

Oh, yeah, and pray -- really, really pray!
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