By Joe Messina, Special for USDR
Now, I have heard it all! CBS Sports banned a commercial with a little girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The ad promoted something very American, “The Rodeo,” around September 11th. The little girl in the commercial was the granddaughter of the owner of the company running the ad. He though it was a really cool idea.
Well, the PC police at CBS Sports had other ideas. At first I thought “here we go again.” It has the words “under God” and we don’t want to offend the 20% of the country who doesn’t believe in God and we certainly don’t want them to feel left out. But that wasn’t the problem. Then I thought they must have been tight on time and a 15-second Pledge would have caused them to have to bump one of those commercials with a hamburger-eating, sauce-dripping, car-washing, bikini-clad woman who uses the top part of her bikini to wipe off the BBQ sauce. Nope. That wasn’t what happened either. OK, then WHAT?
The knuckleheads at CBS Sports decided that it was too political. Yup, the Pledge of Allegiance is too political. They won’t return any news organization’s phone calls. They’re CBS. Why should they?
This is just another example of an ungrateful company not understanding what the Pledge actually means!
For those of you who may need a refresher, the Pledge simply means that as Americans we will stand up for the American way of life, it’s freedoms and it’s opportunities and it’s liberties. Hey CBS! Those are the same ones that you used to build your companies! The American tax laws that you take advantage of and the security you feel, in most cases, going to other countries knowing that, as Americans, your company and employees have the United States of America’s resources to protect you!
Unlike some of those 3rd world nations who dictate what news gets broadcast and when and who you hire and fire and if they decide you’re not so good at it they simply take it away from you, you have freedoms here. Go ahead and try to appeal to that 3rd world country’s supreme court. That’d be a joke!
How would you like it if our military refused to take the Pledge and only fought if and when they felt like it and for whatever cause they felt was worthy? With no allegiance to a country, there’s no real reason to fight or uphold its laws.
CBS Sports you are an embarrassment. You have spit in the face of many that came before us to fight and died protecting what the flag and the Pledge represents.
This madness is happening all around the country. I can count no less than 5 recent stories on City Councils that refused to say the Pledge because “there wasn’t enough time.” And even more stories on school districts that have decided reciting the Pledge “once in a while” is good enough.
And what the heck is political about the Pledge? Does it only apply to Republicans? Or only Democrats? Maybe just the decline-to-state or Libertarian or Green Party? I know the Communist Socialist Democrat Party of America finds it offensive. Who cares! If you don’t like it, shut up and sit down because that’s the freedom afforded you the Pledge and by those who came before you who fought and died for your right to disagree without being taken out back and being beheaded.
The Pledge should be recited at the beginning of every major event to remind us of the men and women that have come before us, fought and died (yes I am repeating myself on purpose because some of you need it that way). They gave us the freedom to watch a sports game in the stadium or on TV or listen on the radio. They gave us the freedom to put down our government leaders without fear of being killed, to be able to sit down during the Pledge or National Anthem, all without fear of imprisonment. That’s real freedom!
Recently the curator of the 9/11 museum didn’t want to post the picture of the firemen putting the American flag back up on the Twin Tower rubble at the time of the massacre. Shame on him. Most Americans lost their lives that day, American civilians, the buildings on American soil by a group that declared war on America and it’s people and the reason he didn’t want to put it up was that it was too American. In his statement he justified his stance by saying, “I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently.”
So hide your flags, your colors, and anything patriotic and according to this well-educated loon, we will all be more American.
If you have to watch CBS Sports, please at let them know of your displeasure with their decision.
Don’t be a do nothing.
America, do not let it slip away.
Read more at http://therealside.com/2014/09/the-pledge-of-allegiance-is-political/#C5rQelrW5QwDzr2E.99