"I pledge to be a servant to our president and all mankind, because together we can; together we are and together we will be the change that we seek." Wait.....WHAT!?? A servant to the president?
You can find this disturbing statement at 3:55 in the celeb infused 'I Pledge' video below. The video starts off with tons of nice, great, reasonable, doable volunteer stuff to do in your community. No problem with all of it, everything is reasonable and is very nice.
At 3:55, all the celebrities pledge to Obama. No mention of our Country.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqcPA1ys … dded#t=240
Is this what President Obama and his administration want us to do? Do they want Americans pledging their allegiance to a MAN or a country? The answer to this is becoming more and more clear on a daily basis.
Only a matter of time before they change "president" to "dear leader."
I believe the preferred term is Glorious Leader.
I wrote a hub in regards to how to get the masses to scream for oppression. I think we as a nation are screaming for it and the leader implementing it? Obama.
Pelosi and Reed are his generals
We have now become his "subjects"
And the constitution?
Why even have one now.
Most of rights under it have have been taken anyway. And if it was just one, you might as well toss the entire document. Which is the greatest sadness in all of this mess!
I love my country. My dad served 20 years of his life defending it. Years later he died as a result of his service to it. That is real service to a country with people who would rather now serve a man who has proven no real allegiance to it.
To me the end all argument for if he,(Obama) had any real allegiance to this country or its people came when he went abroad and APOLOGIZED on our behalf. WHAT??? A sitting U.S. president apologizing during a time of war?? Or at anytime for that matter, how ridiculous!
But thats my opinion and or take on all of it.
I heard the "pledge" this morning on the radio. I think it was a very bad choice of words. I don't see how soemthing like that would get approved through ANY president. They are supposed to be playing this pledge in out public school system.
I pledge nothing (and, gee, I still think I'm the same reasonably concerned, caring, citizen I've always been). (Someone on YouTube posted that video and called it, "Ashton Kucher's Creepy Video". "Creepy" about says it all. Oh well, it's a fine example of "Mentalities on Parade".)
It's a vow undertaken by every Montana (mont) Ubara (ra).
For readers who've never heard of a Ubara, that's a female ruler on the fictional planet of Gor.
By the way, everybody: Don't forget to follow Obama's instructions on washing your hands well and not using your hand to cover your mouth if you cough. Oh - and if you're sick don't go to school or work. Maybe next week we'll get some tips for selecting the right shoe.
I wonder how many of the type who would be just terribly offended by children being asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance will blush and be flattered by the chance to force children to pledge themselves to The Obama?
My kid is smart enough to deal with it. It's the parents we need to worry about. Any child who is that easily brainwashed by a 5 minute presidential address might need more direction at home.
They can't even teach their kids how to act in a grocery store, so I wouldn't count on it.
Howcum I seem to be the only one who uses his proper, correct, and full name: Oh, Bummer!
I heard a radio interview with Jim Johnson this afternoon on BBC.
(British Broadcasting Commission)
Although on opposite teams to the late Ted kennedy they were apparently good friends for 47 years.
He had then Senator Barry (Barrack)Hussein Obama over to dinner, one evening, along with some other distinguished guests, and his summary of Obama was that he has the most organized mind together with a calmness that remains in a crisis.
Despite all the bad mouthing he is getting, he is not the congress or the senate he is the President, and need to work with and through both as well as the well heeled lobbyists who did not disappear with the previous incumbent.
He has started a lot of big jobs, but this guy may get them done, I think he is America's hope! He is Australia's hope and I suggest the hope of many countries that have close ties with America!
His organized mind was organized enough to interfere with police activity in Boston, even as he admitted in the same breath that he didn't know all the facts.
His organized mind was organized enough to interfere with bankruptcy proceedings (a violation of federal law). He was openly critical of so-called hedge fund managers who refused to accept a smaller settlement than the other bond holders. Of course, the so-called hedge funds were managing the accounts held by retirement programs for state employees in Indiana.
His organized mind was organized enough to verbally attack Wall Street CEOs, thereby interfering with the free market.
His organized mind was organized enough to describe an unplanned pregnancy as a "punishment" during a campaign appearance.
At a campaign stop he was asked about abortion and he tap danced around it, but he did say that if one of his daughters got pregnant, he wouldn't want her 'punished' with a baby. His words, not mine.
"Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old," he said. "I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."
http://michellemalkin.com/2008/03/30/su … born-life/
OK I get it. Put brain away, American partisan politics is it?
This isn't partisan, Earnest. No one around here (with exception of a very few) feel comfortable with pledging allegiance to a man, in this case President Obama. We're not servants of the President. I wouldn't pledge allegiance to ANYONE, it's about our Country, not about one man. It never has been and the day we start being 'servants' to one man, well, I don't even want to think about that.
Thankfully, the White House has issued a statement essentially apologizing for the memo released by the US Dept of Education about those questions "how can we help the President", etc. and have said they will be reformulating their message.
The proposed political campaigning in the classroom certainly raised valid questions in many parents and teachers minds. Is it still about our Country or about one man?
And this is exactly why the folks here who keep saying, "we should just pull together and support our president! why be so critical?" absolutely do not get it.
To these people, I respond and say: You can respect someone without agreeing with them 100%. I respect Obama because he is my country's elected president. That being said, I can question, investigate and disagree with the administration all I want to. My issues aren't with Obama, rather the men surrounding him. Not so sure if their goals are the same as President Obama's. Time will eventually tell.
I for one enjoyed hearing what you had to say. Is it not amusing that some here only like to listen to their own opinions, and what I consider overreactions to Barack Obama and his policies.
Yeah, they should STFU and serve their master as they are told!
Overreactions GALORE. I like your new avatar, you look beautiful. I stay out of here, wish I could learn to do the same in the religious forums.
GG I do hope it is about your country. I agree.
But what I see as an outsider is some silly nasty, untrue, and offensive comments suggesting there is a conspiracy of horrible intent involved. Someone stuffed up, that happens.
That I can agree with wholeheartedly. Question all of it. I do not agree with some of his government's positions nor do I trust the fed bank or Obama's treasury appointments myself.
they are doing this pledge in TX now...a lot of the officers are pissed....
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by marinealways247 years ago
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by Credence23 years ago
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