Monday, June 20, 2011

On NBC Dropping "Under God"

Apparently NBC dropped "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance in the pre U.S. Open coverage. Twice. The second time cutting more.

In their apology, they said that it was done in the interest of time and that "it wasn't done to upset anyone" (because you know, Golf is so fast-paced an extra two seconds might make you miss some of the blindingly rapid developments in the game.  The color commentator might have less time to clear his throat before telling us what color shirt a golfer was wearing or speculating on Tiger Woods career).

Oh, I'm sure they hoped nobody would be upset by it. But no, it was done because the leftists at NBC don't like it there, and want to help normalize it not being there.

Now it is true that it wasn't there to begin with, and that it was written by a Christian Socialist in the late 1800's. One has to wonder what "Christian Socialist" meant, as it proportedly had the goal of "saving mankind" through Socialism. Little wonder that the alleigance was to the flag first, then to the republic. At least he included the republic. But since the republic was created on the premise that life, liberty, and property were inalienable rights from God ... leaving God out is telling, even if he was supposedly a Baptist minister.  Can't have that if you want the state equitibly re-distributing these things.

So in the 1940's, there was a movement to put "under God" in as a reminder of this and as a defense against encroaching humanist/socialist ideas that had become popular in the early 20th century, leading to mass exterminations of people who did not agree with those ideas.

It is little wonder that today's collectivist statists would like it removed, restoring the pledge to its original, statist ideal.

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