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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Personally, I feel that the Pledge in its current form violates the first amendment's establishment clause. But you are indeed correct, individuals do not decide these things, and it is highly disrespectful to mutilate the proper Pledge.
    For some that doesn't matter as long as it serves their interests. It was put in during the McCarthy era when paranoia was at an ultimate high. People can be convinced of some pretty amazing things as long as they are controlled by fear.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Why not just have "one nation under Canada, above Mexico"...

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Total non-issue

    NBC is free to blank out or not blank out anything they choose that is not regulated by the FCC.

    No one should be offend that they did or didnt blank it out, theres no logical reason too in this country.

    If they blank it out 500 more times or never do it as long as the choice is their own my reaction is the same, non issue

    It is their right to blank it out just like it is your right not to like it if you choose but nothing "wrong" was done
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Why not just have "one nation under Canada, above Mexico"...
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Why not just have "one nation under Canada, above Mexico"...
    Canada and mexico? are those hot stripper names? if so can we change it to "one centrist77"
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Personally, I feel that the Pledge in its current form violates the first amendment's establishment clause. But you are indeed correct, individuals do not decide these things, and it is highly disrespectful to mutilate the proper Pledge as NBC has done here.
    Then so does the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents.

    Recognizing a 'god' is not the same as giving favor to an individual 'religion'

    I don't even believe in god and don't find anything wrong with it - I do like and appreciate tradition which is why I like things to be left alone unless they're causing problems. No one's actually being hurt and harmed by the phrase - in the pledge or on the dollar - so leaving things alone is harmless. Changing things is an expense.
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Canada and mexico? are those hot stripper names? if so can we change it to "one centrist77"
    Frankly, I like the rough draft of the pledge that they did during the McCarthy era. Thankfully, they edited it down:

    I pledge God's and my own allegiance to God and the flag of the United States of America, and to God's and our own republic for which they stand, one nation under God, indivisible, with God's liberty and God's justice for all. Goddy God God.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Total non-issue

    NBC is free to blank out or not blank out anything they choose that is not regulated by the FCC.

    No one should be offend that they did or didnt blank it out, theres no logical reason too in this country.

    If they blank it out 500 more times or never do it as long as the choice is their own my reaction is the same, non issue

    It is their right to blank it out just like it is your right not to like it if you choose but nothing "wrong" was done
    NBC is free to blank out whatever it likes from the Pledge. Just as neo-nazis are free to march in a Jewish neighborhood.

    But don't try to tell me I shouldn't be offended at both of those things.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Why not just have "one nation under Canada, above Mexico"...
    Because your discriminating against the Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean Sea
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Sometimes socialists have good ideas.

    Did you know (not just you, pb...everyone) that the salute to the flag during the pledge originally looked like the Nazi salute? It was changed to the hand over the heart during WW2. Good call.
    I say the Pledge whenever it is said, but to be perfectly honest, I think its stupid.

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