Would you pledge your allegiance to President Barack Obama? The Obama campaign has unleashed it's "For All" campaign which asks supporters to take a photo of themselves with their hand over their heart and a note on their hand saying why they support him.
"Transformers" actress Jessica Alba wrote in the campaign email, "Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We'd stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance. To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country's future. A promise to work for liberty and justice - and for affordable education, health care, and equality - for all." I don't remember affordable education, health care, and equality being in the pledge. Good to know that Alba would like to rewrite the pledge of allegiance and make it the government's mission to destroy freedom.
In the photo, Alba's hand says "Equal pay". What an ironic idea to write on your hand when you are a dirty capitalist that makes millions every year. I wonder if Alba looks at George Clooney's paycheck and screams equal pay at her employers. You know what, she probably does because she's a "greedy 1-percenter".
Joining her in this pledge to the POTUS is Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Each have taken an individual photograph of themselves pledging to allegiance to President Obama.
Does anyone else find this to be extremely creepy and egotistical of the Obama campaign? Do his followers know how ridiculous they look?
The pledge of Allegiance is a sacred and traditional way to express our loyalty to the United States of America. It was written in 1892 by a Baptist minister named Francis Bellamy. The Pledge of Allegiance, under United States Flag Code, says the person doing the allegiance "should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart." I don't see anywhere in there that says Americans should face Obama with their hand over their heart and recite a pledge to him. Neither does it say we should pledge to camera and pose for a photo. Perhaps Obama can fundamental transform that tradition for us.
We as Americans do not pledge our allegiance to the President, we pledge our allegiance to the flag, to our country. To use the pledge of allegiance and swear it to Barack Obama or any other leader defies everything we stand for as a country. We are a country without Kings and Queens. We are a country who was founded on the idea that our rights comes from nature and God, not the government.
If we treat the POTUS like a King and pledge allegiance to him, we are offering up our God-given rights and liberties to be taken away. Our forefathers gave us the chance to be free now we have to continue fighting for it. Unless you'd rather this alternative:
"We pledge allegiance, to the King, of the United States of America. And to the democracy, for which stands, one nation, under Obama, for affordable education, health care, and equality - for all."