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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Convenient Americans - The Hollywood Presidential Pledge

Some years ago, even before I returned to the Catholic faith, I was going over my Christmas card list with my first wife when she said "Why should we send them one? They didn't sent us one last year!" Needless to say I was appalled, disgusted and saddened that I actually had to explain to an adult that claimed to be a Christian that "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" means that you do FIRST because that's what's right and earns heavenly reward, not for earthly reward. It was then that I coined the phrase "Convenient Christian" only doing for others when there was something in it for her. Needless to say it didn't help our marriage.

I've taught my children since they were old enough to hear me to do the right thing only because it is right and not because there is something in it for you. There is no greater reason. Yet here comes Hollywood and all these uber-celebrities making all thee wonderful pledges under the new administration. Here's the video:

To be honest, this video absolutely disgusts me as do the people in it because it embodies exactly what is wrong with America. Not for what they're saying, those are all good things. But think deeper than that and ask the difficult question; Where were they 3 days before the inauguration? Where were they 3 months before? How about 3 years ago? Where was this pledge during the Bush Administration?

Folks, America hasn't changed "overnight" as so many are about to find out. Why is it that these "Convenient Americans" can only find it in themselves to make a pledge such as this and change their lives under an administration that they like, but not one they don't? It's that sort of "what about me?" selfishness that has slowly eaten away at the moral core of America. Their trite little pledge doesn't make them Americans and their performance is just them doing what they do best and that's not being's acting. Simply put, this video proves to me that they are loyal little Democrats and Liberals BEFORE they are Americans. Good little party members. (sound familiar?)

The more I watch this, the more disgusted I become with it, with those that made it and with this ideology. Did they really say "Pledge to serve President Obama?" End slavery, yet serve the President? Let's get one thing straight...the President is to serve WE THE PEOPLE, not the other way around! He's not a king, not a monarch and not the messiah and let me say publicly and for the record...I WILL NEVER SERVE OBAMA OR HIS ILK. I will never bend a knee to anyone but God.

To all those Hollywood sheep who make their pledges to Obama, I submit to you the following quote from history as I could not have said it any better myself:

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
—Samuel Adams

May God Bless You All,


Jean Pennie said...

I have not watched, nor will I, because the very premise disgusts me. They were all AMERICANS the day before the country was Obamanized, yet they had no interest in service because they had no rock star in office to impress. They make me ill, and I will do my best to avoid any support for these individuals.

Bob Cavalcante Jr. said...

Jean, it is disgusting and a sad commentary not only to what they believe America is, but what it should be. Charisma does not equal right or truth.

Catherine said...

I agree with everything you said - it is disgusting. And frankly I am both shocked and offended that the very same people who spent the last eight years insulting and criticizing George Bush at every turn now have the nerve to tell me that I have to support their president.

Bob Cavalcante Jr. said...

Not just support him...SERVE him as though he were king!

Who is the Catholic Conservative American?