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Did anything good come out of the Super Bowl game?
I watched only part of the Super Bowl and tuned in at first and I did not hear the singing of the National Anthem. I did hear the singing of “America the Beautiful” and I have to say H.E.R. the person who sang it was no Kate Smith.
I do not know if “The Star Spangled Banner” was televised or not. I do know that some of the football players are offended by it and take a knee to protest.
America has given those players a chance to make millions of dollars and yet they turn their backs on America, and we as fans allow it to happen. We have continued to support the game, as those players have shown their disrespect to our country and us.
One good thing that I felt came out of the game was an advertisment by Jeep to “Reunite America.” The two-minute commercial by Jeep opened on a chapel in Lebanon, Kansas, which they claimed was the geographic center of the continental United States.
Bruce Springsteen, the music star’s voice came on saying; “All are more than welcome to come meet here in the middle. It’s no secret the middle has been a hard place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and citizen, between our freedom and our fear,” you heard Springsteen say.
We watched Springsteen rub dirt on his hands, drink coffee and drive a white Jeep, saying, “We just have to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground.” It ended with a picture of the lower 48 states with a red star in the center and saying “To The Reunited States Of America.”
It was a good idea, but, both sides of the political stage attacked the commercial and Jeep had to take it off media after it was learned that Springsteen was facing a DUI charge.
Both the political left and right blasted the commercial. Writer Mark Hemingway noted that Springsteen, Jeep’s spokesman for political centrism, is well known for his left-wing partisanship. Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, a Trump Critic scoffed at a call for reconciliation with so-called fascists, and senior editor at the Federalist said it was “dishonest”, “manipulative”, and “partisan.” This information is according to Webfluerncr.
I am sorry that it backfired on Jeep but I give them an A for their effort.
But, there is no center. During the campaign of last year the Democrats made it perfectly clear that they were going to make big changes. I thought that what we had as a nation was good and we do not need changes, sometimes changes are not needed and they do not make things better. But it appears that the party in power is pulling, or is it driving us, into a socialist government.
A recent survey reported by Hillsdale College noted that 61 percent of young Americans ages 18-24 say they have a positive view of socialism. But what is more distributing is that nearly one-third of them could not define the term “Free Market.”
Are these the college educated, often affluent, young people that stormed our many cities last year, bringing anarchy and violence with them?
Hillsdale College made the following statement: “This is the power that ‘political correctness’ holds on the minds of young people who have no knowledge of our great heritage of liberty, or even worse, they reject it!”
I wish I could look into the crystal ball of the future and see what these young people do as they become the leaders of our great country.
I would like to conclude with this piece, sent to me by Ole Svee of Colfax. It was written by H. L. Mencken and published in the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton