Have you seen the "I Pledge" video?

@dragon54u (31617)
United States
September 5, 2009 5:14pm CST
I didn't actually see it but I heard it on the radio and read the transcript. It's full of good idea and inspiring words but near the end it has someone saying "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama" and that really creeped me out! What do you think of such a campaign? It reminds me of a George Orwell novel!
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@irishidid (8563)
• United States
5 Sep 09
My 18 year old son just recently got "The Card". I took the opportunity to explain to him his duty, if he chose to join the military forces, was to protect the constitution. His duty was to country and not to the president or to the government.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Good for you! I think too many people get that confused. We must protect our constitution, it's been trampled on horribly the past few years.
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@Carson11 (332)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Obama needs to be defeated. This guy is nuts!!!! He thinks he is dictator of USA
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Carson11, I think you are right. He has a plan for this country and may sincerely think it will improve the country but we are being set on the road to Marxism. Take heart! People are waking up! The 9/12 movement is apparently going to bring a lot of people to DC on 9/12 and if there are sufficient numbers they can't ignore them. However, the media can. A counter-demonstration of Obama enthusiasts is scheduled for 9/13 and I'm sure that will get lots of media coverage and be made to look bigger than it actually is. If they need to, that is. I think there are still a lot of people that support this usurper.
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• United States
6 Sep 09
I have not heard it....you got link for me? I find it just plain wrong to "pledge" to an individual. Pledge to the country...yes. But to a person. Oh no. I draw the line there. I went to youtube and did a search engine. I saw a I pledge video a bunch of celebrities made that in a couple of places said "I pledge to be a servant to Obama". I thought Obama was the "public servant" not us. He is our "servant". We are not his. Talk about scarey. You know because of who the celebrities are they are aiming this at our youth. The message itself is not bad. Espect for the whole pledging to obama part. Too bad they did not leave that part out. One more thing I won't let my kids see.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I agree, most of the message is not bad. It's high time we thought of others and quit thinking about our own selfish interests. I think the world would be a lot better if people spent money on legitimate charities instead of the newest cell phone or window dressing. However, I think--no, I KNOW-you are right in saying that pledging allegiance to a person is WRONG! President Obama has an obligation to support and protect the constitution and this video is a slap in the face to the principles that founded our nation.
• United States
6 Sep 09
I can't believe he actually had the nerve to do it. and those celebrities were stupid enough to do it.
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• United States
6 Sep 09
I don't see celebrities as being very credible but thats just ME, I think they can sound pretty retarded if you ask me. I find it insulting for him to have the nerve to ask a pledge of allegiance to me, its like where did this man COME From--he studied constitutional law??
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• United States
5 Sep 09
I heard parts of this on my radio too. It is scary. We should pledge allegiance to our country but not one person in particular. yikes! They shouldn't put him on a pedestal like that. He's just a man. And so far I don't see things changing that much. We are still in a recession and his health care proposals haven't satisfied people. My husband still has a job, thank God but there are many who don't. I think that should be his first priority.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I'm glad your husband has a job! I truly believe that the president's first priority is to destroy this country so that he can build it into a model of Marxism. I also believe that he thinks it's the right thing to do. He doesn't look at it as betraying his country, but improving it. That's what is so scary about it.
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• United States
6 Sep 09
I don't think the current administration anticipated a fight from the American People after being mesmerized by all his empty promises, what a shame. He could of took it slow the first year but then I think they thought the shock value would play in their favor and people wouldn't know what hit him and continue in complacency mode just saying 'uh-huh, uh-huh'. Focusing on ensuring people have jobs would of been a good place to focus for one year and the health care something for a second term but now they got everyone scared and their gonna have to force health care on us. This urgency has me concerned because it gives me the impression their reaching for something even HIGHER than just the public health care.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Revellanotvanella, they are definitely reaching for something other than health care. Marxism is when the government controls everything and that's what they are working toward. If they can control all the services and businesses, they can control the people. Luckily, the people have awakened. I hope it's not too late!
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@bunnybon7 (36460)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Sep 09
i heard about it on CNN and i've heard there are states and groups that refuse to let the children hear it. as it sounds to much like what started out with the nazi party and Hitler which is what is really worrying a lot of us. we are so happy to have a unique and different kind of president that no one seems (i mean not enough people) to realise whats really going on. just as they didnt until Hitler was in total power. thats why your getting the creeps. some of us have "intuition".. I would have rather Bill Cosby. a while back i got an email about some of his beliefs and i thought they were right on.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Mr. Cosby is a wonderful, talented man with a big heart and a lot of very good ideas. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Sep 09
I saw it. It was made by a production company owned by Aston Kutcher. Personally, I am a little tired of celebrities and brainless Hollywood types thinking they have a right to make public policy or even being so conceited as to think we care about their political views. If anything, their personal revelations have made me less of a fan of some celebrities than I would have been if they just did their jobs as actors. This video came to attention of the media when an elementary school showed it to an assembly without previewing it. The parents were very upset about everything from "I pledge not to give other drivers the finger" to the "I pledge to serve Barack Obama". Even the more innocuous messages were values they felt were the parents' right and responsibility to teach their children. I have to agree with them. I also agree with you. It's creepy.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I feel that the government is taking over the job that parents should be doing. The government has kept us so busy for the past twenty years that we forget that we should be raising our children and teaching them values. We rely on celebrities to provide role models and the government to teach our children morals.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
5 Sep 09
My son sent ot to me in an email and we both think it is very creepy. Very creepy!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Yes, it is. It reminds me of Brave New World or 1984, both books that are turning out to be prophetic.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Most people will be appalled by it but I wonder if it's targeted to the younger people? I don't put much stock in what celebrities think but perhaps the younger generation is more easily swayed. Don't know. Just putting it out there for conversation's sake. I don't have any youngsters around here to ask. lol
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
This is a celebrity-driven society. Our young people idolize them! That's why they are used for commercial reasons and have been for decades. A lot of Marxist and Socialist revolutions have been built by appealing to the young people.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Here is a link for the video. It IS creepy. The end of the video gave me the feeling of a hypnotic trance sort of compliance, something like the women in the Stepford Wives movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kAw4OTlA0
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Thanks for providing the link, as I should have done in the first place!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Sep 09
Yeh, great stuff indeed, brainless, thoughtless, drooling sheep on parade. I adnit, there are some pledges to some good causes, I think a little public service is good, but this is a bit hoky. If one is truly interested in public service, one just does it. And the lines in the video pledging to "serve the president" were APPALLING. THOSE people deserve what ever dictatorship they open the country to with this mentality. the presidnet SERVES US, we DON'T serve HIM.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
The country seems to have forgotten that the government is supposed to be made up of employees hired BY US!! We have blindly accepted their stupid legislations and new laws for years, forgetting that they are supposed to represent us, not rule us. The people are beginning to awaken and I hope it's not too late. Thank you for making that very important point!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I think they wrote the script straight from 1984. I saw it and lost what little respect I had left for these stars. That is disgusting. I pledge allegiance to my flag and country.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Bravo, Laglen! My country comes first, my government is way down on the list. Our government is taking over everything and we must stop it--they are now trying to shape our thoughts and attitudes.