I’m sure you know the poem about the person who didn’t stand up for various groups as “they came for” them, until, when they came for him, there was no left to stand up for him. I was reminded of that when I heard this story:
The left has “come for” everything that made America exceptional. They’ve attacked the rule of law, the presumption of innocence, the security of our borders, free speech, churches and individual religious freedom, patriotism and capitalism. They’ve demeaned our Founders and other American heroes for not living up to their ever-changing momentary standards of political correctness. They’ve sown distrust in our free and fair elections, while contributing to it by doing everything in their power to block prevention of voter fraud and to allow ineligible non-citizens to vote, thereby canceling out the votes of American citizens. Through “pro-choice” propaganda, they’ve even undermined respect for the sanctity of human life.
They’ve infested, corrupted and politicized movies, TV, sports, whole government agencies, universities, once-great cities, the very concept of men and women, and even shaving razors. Through it all, between biased mass media and angry mobs on social media, many Americans have been cowed into saying nothing, so that the mob wouldn’t “come for” them. Is there anything left that Americans revere that self-proclaimed “progressives” haven’t yet come for?
How about the Pledge of Allegiance?
Latino activist, “Dreamer,” co-director of the Dream Action Coalition (and non-US citizen) Cesar Vargas has decided that our current Pledge of Allegiance is “deeply rooted in nativism and white supremacy,” so he’s been kind enough to write a new one for us. Try this:
“I pledge allegiance and love to our indigenous and immigrant heritage, rooted in the United States of America, to our civil rights for which we strive, one voice, one nation, for equality and justice for all.”
Notice what’s in: indigenous peoples and immigrants. No assumption that the people saying the Pledge are all Americans with a shared history and culture. This isn’t really a pledge of allegiance to America, just to the heritage it’s “rooted in,” as if where we came from is more important than what we are now. Notice that we speak with “one voice” (and whose is that, the government’s?), not many voices, each one blessed with the God-given right to freedom of speech.
Also missing: any reference to God. Or the American flag. Or that we are a republic (that might impede their efforts to do away with the Electoral College and the 10th Amendment.) The word “indivisible” is gone, since dividing us is how the left achieves its power. And of course, “liberty” is gone (that’s like Kryptonite to the left; allowing people to think they can do what they want without the government okaying it is outrageous!) It’s replaced with “equality,” which would be fine if it were equality under the law, but we know they don’t believe in that. They do believe in equality of outcomes as dictated by the government, and a less American idea is hard to conjure.
The only thing that really survives is “and justice for all.” But coming from the people who invented the concept of “social justice,” that’s a sick joke. We know that there is nothing "just" about their definition of “justice.”
Throughout all of the left’s assaults on America’s traditions, morality and institutions, I’ve spoken up to point out their dangerous folly, and I’ve been willing to take the brickbats for it. But this is the line in the sand where we all should speak as “one voice” and say, “No! You will NOT ‘come for’ the Pledge of Allegiance!” We stand for the Pledge, and we will stand up to defend it, too.
And to Mr. Vargas, and anyone else who dreams of becoming an American, try starting with the best lesson ever given in what the Pledge of Allegiance really means (Hint: it has nothing to do with “nativism” or “white supremacy” or any other currently fashionable leftwing buzzwords.)