"I pledge allegiance to, and wrap myself in, the flag of the United States Against Anything Un-American and to the Republicans for which it stands, two nations, under Jesus, rich against poor, with curtailed liberty and justice for all, except blacks, homosexuals, women who want abortions, Communists, welfare queens, treehuggers, feminazis, illegal immigrants, children of illegal immigrants, and you if you don’t watch your step.” (reprint from the Daily Caller)This interesting as the professor seems to think that the Republican Party is the enemy of America - why else would he single them out? - This, as opposed to the Democratic Party, who, since 1968 have been gathering up fringe groups and tearing down the contract that made the USA the world power that it is today. And I am not talking about slavery, American Indians or voting rights. But rather this exceptional country, its unique establishment and people who built and occupy it. While the Republican Party has become Democrat light - Democrats are still the prime movers of a degraded justice system and a complete disregard for the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Maybe I am one of those dreadful people he refers to as "against anything un-American" since I am against any political system that differs from our own. I like the idea of a government that is answerable to the people. Remember the line "government of the people, by the people, for the people..."1.? This country is the only country in existence where the people are the authority - where the people have the power that we loan, temporarily, to elected officials in order to run the country.
He says this country "stands, two nations, under Jesus, rich against poor..."On this I believe the professor needs a more widely sourced education. He seems to be a student of progressive propaganda, where the evil rich are stealing from the helpless poor. That would be pure nonsense but for progressive policies. But then, most of the "rich" got that way through hard and/or smart work (the exception being politicians who become rich by using the influence their jobs provide. Progressives love making rich politicians). Even the ones that inherited their wealth, who progressives are envious of, received their wealth from someone who earned it. Don't you want to leave more for your children than you had as a child? No? What's the matter with you.
The poor in America have just as good a chance of becoming wealthy, or just becoming non-poor (as I did), using the exact same methods - hard and/or smart work. The real enemy of the poor are the politicians who coddle with unearned freebies and laws that give advantages to their wealthy friends. Americans have been trained to believe that Democrats are the party of the working man - of unions and fair play. In 2014 we can safely say - not so much. We get plenty of lip service to the "middle class" but their actions do not comport with that narrative.
For decades now I have listened to the political propaganda that Democrats are going to fix this program or that problem. They have been going to fix Social Security program for as long as I can remember. It was a campaign issue in the mid-1980's. Every election cycle they were going to fix it. In 1994 it occurred to me that most politicians whip up voters with their promises to fix Social Security, deficit spending, healthcare, on and on. But then it never really gets done - never. I conclude they never intend to fix anything.
If they fix it then what will they help us with after that? Well, invent another crisis of course. But that means more work, so better just to keep the ones we have.
With this, "with curtailed liberty and justice for all,"Professor Angeletti, the loss of liberty is due to progressive policies that empower government to remove power and financial stability from Americans. Also, there can be no justice when progressives use the government to promote special interests and outlaw common sense .
"... except blacks, homosexuals, women who want abortions, Communists, welfare queens, treehuggers, feminazis, illegal immigrants, children of illegal immigrants, and you if you don’t watch your step."
There you have your list of special interests that progressives pander to, but never actually help. It is no wonder you are horribly confused, and it's a shame that you are charged with teaching mushbrained students.
1. From the Gettysburg Address, given by President Abraham Lincoln.