My Pledge

Posted: January 19, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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I’ve already mentioned Hollywood’s hollow presidential pledges and Andrew Breitbart’s superb answer (which you should read at once if you haven’t already).

Here is my pledge as one who held a McCain Palin sign at my polling place for hours on election day:

  • I pledge to support the president when I think he is right and oppose him when I think he is wrong.
  • I pledge to respect and support our troops, our country, its system and its honor in the same way I did during the Bush years.
  • I pledge to show the office of the presidency the respect it deserves.
  • I pledge to give Barak Obama the man the respect due to any man.
  • I pledge when his term is over to judge Obama place in history based on actual history not hysterics as our friends on the left are currently judging President Bush.

Any questions?

Update Huge Whoops dropped words in the sentence above now corrected it. Thanks to Renee for the catch, totally missed it. Must be the John Roberts in me.

  1. Renee says:

    Yeah, I have a question. What the heck is this supposed to mean?

    “I pledge to give Barak Obama the man with the respect any man.”

    Also, hysterics is insulting. Aren’t we all tired of the negative rhetoric? Those who condemn Bush do so for valid reasons. Dismissing those reasons as hysterics sounds calloused and bitter. You should pledge to attempt to see another point of view besides your own. I did, with Bush, as did many others who honestly wanted to support our president, but found valid reasons to do so lacking.
    Let’s just all agree to try to be less rigid and more open-minded or we could be in serious trouble as a nation.

  2. Renee says:

    You wrote ‘hysterics’ with a question mark in your reply. You are the one who used the term, why are you asking me? Only you can determine what qualifies as hysterics in your view. I didn’t see any of the chanting to which you refer in over five hours of watched inaugural coverage on multiple channels.

    I find it hilarious that a conservative, such as yourself, would imply that one shouldn’t be disagreeable where politics are concerned. Do you watch Fox news? Have you heard of Ann Coulter? Bill O’Reilly? You know I could go on with that list for days. So don’t give me that disagreeable stuff. Your friends on the right invented hostility in politics.

    I would actually agree with you on one point. Bush is not evil. He is ignorant. It was evident he had handlers, by the names of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney, pulling his strings on behalf of the right-wing. Do I think those two were evil? Maybe not evil, or even malicious, in their intent, however they blatantly ignored the will of the people. They exploited executive privilege and expanded the powers of the vice presidency while taking away civil rights in the name of national security. They turned a deaf ear to the cries of millions of people they were expected to represent. Oversight of the free market became non-existent (not in the best interest of our nation, obviously!). So, while they may not have been evil, a case can certainly be made for why they have been villain-ized.

    Mind you while all of these events transpired the neo-con talking heads and politicians alike were combative, condescending, and aggressive despite getting their way consistently. So, do I feel bad for not putting people in check who felt our last president was evil and the worst in history? Not one damn bit. Do you feel bad for the way your side approaches any and all social or political issues? I doubt it. And you guys get a lot uglier than we could even imagine becoming.

  3. Renee says:

    Supporters of Prop 8 are guilty of some pretty heinous acts as well. And it doesn’t defy logic that opponents of Prop 8 were enraged. This is their LIFE we are talking about. Do you want the government or anyone else telling you what to do with your life? Do you appreciate being treated as a citizen due his full rights? That is all they want. God gave them free will and you want to take it away. Yeah, that will piss people off EVERYTIME. Just like it would piss you off if your religion was banned. It’s a part of your life and who you are. No one has the right to take it away. And you have no right to limit their lives or impose YOUR beliefs on them. YOU go live YOUR beliefs. The government does not need to mandate and enforce your beliefs for them to be valid for YOU. I swear, you Christians are so arrogant yet insecure at the same time. Everyone has to abide by your definition of right and wrong (arrogant!) yet you have the need for the government to legislate those beliefs (insecure). Why can’t we all live as we see fit and answer to our individual deities later? How other people live is NOT YOUR BUSINESS – even GOD would tell you that. In fact, He did in the scriptures. Remember “judge not lest ye be judged”? He is all-powerful and all-knowing, right? He implemented free will as part is His plan, right? So He knows what is going on and is completely capable of handling potential consequences on judgment day. Until then we should live and let live as He told us to. You are compromising your standing with your creator by trying to shove your beliefs down the throats of every citizen. That is NOT what Jesus would do. tsk tsk tsk

    You can apply virtually every argument above to the abortion issue as well. If everything that happens is for a reason, and God is all knowing, then maybe those children were never meant to be here. Who are you to take away what God has given – FREE WILL? If it is wrong, He will deal with that. I trust you believe He is capable of handing things? And He blatantly tells you in the Bible to worry about the log in your own eye before you start picking at the speck in another’s. Oh, I forgot, you Catholics don’t read the Bible. I was raised in a religion centered around Bible study. I know the good book well, but don’t believe it. My husband was raised Catholic and his family is still devout. They don’t the know the Bible, either.