Posts Tagged ‘pledge of allegiance’

(It’s a repost but man, it puts me in a good mood! Peace.)

Fireworks. Backyard BBQ. Family. Music. Fanfare. Sports. God. USA.

Whatever you equate July 4 with, it better come with a hearty side helping of patriotism. As we Christians know all too well, freedom indeed wasn’t free.

There was a cost on the line – some paid in tears, some in years and many paid with their lives.

We are here today, blogging ad nauseum, because of the bold and the brave, the few and the proud, the men and women who have proudly served this country since King George made a few people so uncomfortable, they bolted England for a new world in the name of freedom.

They made a home, fought for independence, pledged their allegiance to God and country and the rest is history. We are living that history today, and I couldn’t be happier.

So, to commemorate this pomp and circumstance, (and the fact that I promised My Fair Lady I wouldn’t touch this thing all weekend) I give you a video certain to bolster pride, nationalism and joy.

Have a blessed fourth of July wherever you are. Peace to all.

Now, take it away, Sam!

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Fireworks. Backyard BBQ. Family. Music. Fanfare. Sports. God. USA.

Whatever you equate July 4 with, it better come with a hearty side helping of patriotism. As we Christians know all too well, freedom indeed wasn’t free.

There was a cost on the line – some paid in tears, some in years and many paid with their lives.

We are here today, blogging ad nauseum, because of the bold and the brave, the few and the proud, the men and women who have proudly served this country since King George made a few people so uncomfortable, they bolted England for a new world in the name of freedom.

They made a home, fought for independence, pledged their allegiance to God and country and the rest is history. We are living that history today, and I couldn’t be happier.

So, to commemorate this pomp and circumstance, (and the fact that I promised My Fair Lady I wouldn’t touch this thing all weekend) I give you a video certain to bolster pride, nationalism and joy.

Have a blessed fourth of July wherever you are. Peace to all.

Now, take it away, Sam!

I could write for days about how I feel on this amazing day so many Americans and other citizens of the world have cast aside. But I won’t.

Suffice to say, there is a mountain of sentiment and a sea of memories for this day. It’s more than a three-day weekend. It’s more than a reason to take off work. It’s much more than a whimsical, political preference. It’s more than anything we can muster.

Watch the video and remember… And oh, by the way, this ain’t the forum to flare off your anti-war sentiments. Know that. It’s about the people in the war, not the ration behind it.

They gave, so we could keep. They went, so we could stay. They died, so we could live.

God bless all the families of those we commemorate this hallowed weekend. Peace.

Ask someone who considers himself or herself a Christian, “So, who did you vote for?” and watch for the lightning round of Jeopardy take place:

  • What is it to you?
  • Who are you to ask me that?
  • What is a vote?

Why? It’s because they voted for a man who connections really don’t lie with Jesus-loving folk, but rather reconciled ignorance in God’s Word with allegiance to what they believed was God’s direction – change. So, why bring that up, because most of that change was to take place in the economy.

With the Dow Jones digging down fast enough to get to China by say, next Thursday, it baffles this raging independent to see Christians – despite church denominations or political affiliations – agree on this, according to the Pew Forum.

religious-people-talk-cash1“Show U.S. the money!” At least, do that first and it seems the Church can get back to bickeringer, business as usual.

One question of note to the cracked team with the Pew Forum: Um, you couldn’t find any black folks? I would think that would make sense given the complexion of a certain president and all.

The white evangelicals, white protestants and the “white non-Hispanic” Catholics (keep it classy, people) are covered, but um, where’s the rest of you know… AMERICA!?

I’m glad to see Capitol Hill’s dogmatic constituents can agree about one thing. However, seeing how it affects them directly, I’ll reserve my applause until someone at Pew picks up a phone and calls one cat named Jamal and mix in a few people with the surname Rodriguez.

If you do, your cute chart will remain color-coordinated, because even after those calls take place, the economy will still remain numero unoer, number one. Sorry.

In case you missed it, there is much ado about nothing over Chief Justice John Robert’s massive flub over delivering the oath to the BarackStar. Evidently, his tongue froze to the roof of his palette and we have this anti-Constitutional faux pas:

So, now the haters out there are leaping for joy and clamoring that he actually is not president. Not so fast. But, just to be sure and without the built-in nervous breakdown of sub zero wind chill and the eyes of many nations upon them, they took a do over. Only one issue with this one – there was no Bible! Can’t these dudes get anything right?!

They are actually practicing high fives

They are actually practicing high fives

In swoops the Evangelical Alliance seeing the perfect opportunity to aid the new president, and of course, seizing the same opportunity to capture some lovely PR.

Dr. Krish Kandiah, director of Churches in Mission for the Evangelical Alliance, said he will send a copy of Bible Society’s Poverty and Justice Bible to Obama to make sure he always has a Bible at hand in the future. “President Obama’s commitment to the scripture was obvious during his inaugural address, when he quoted Paul’s letter to the Corinthians – so when we heard he didn’t swear on a Bible the second time, we could only assume it was because he couldn’t find one,” said Kandiah.

Yeah, because a president typically travels and you wouldn’t want theft to be on his conscience when he swipes one of those gifts left by the Gideons, huh? How magnimous of you.

But, history gomers on the Wall, did you know this is actually the seventh time in history an oath redux has been necessary… and the third without a Bible? Albeit none because the recitator forgot his lines on national TV! But I digress, and thanks to the Dallas Morning News for the talking points from FOX News (har har).

Hail to the Chief and some lifelong hell to the Chief Justice. God bless America.