This is what'swrong with our country...They are taking God out of it..Berfore you guys bash me I have the right to my opinion :)
I REALLY miss that edit option....LOL
Yes you do have the right and it's respected. However you also can't be the one to complain if someone has a decal on their helmet saying Praise Allah. It goes both ways.
I'm not the one complaining..Everyone has the right to their beliefs. I don't force mine on anyone and I don't expect others to force theirs on me....
I've no problem with it..
In just saying the same right has to go to others as well, we can't be ethnocentric.
What does the National Anthem have to do with god??
I'm sorry But you need to read the true historical reasons our country was formed and the basis of which it was formed on.
*Copied To share*
Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the United States government derived from Christian foundations, that our Founding Fathers originally aimed for a Christian nation. This idea simply does not hold to the historical evidence.
Of course many Americans did practice Christianity, but so also did many believe in deistic philosophy. Indeed, most of our influential Founding Fathers, although they respected the rights of other religionists, held to deism and Freemasonry tenets rather than to Christianity.
*Written by Jim Walker*
I only copied this and shared it because I couldn't have said it any better than he did. I use to see it as the same way you said it but when you read the truth about how and what principals our country was formed on then you will know the truth.
The founding fathers were not studying the bible to form our country. They were studying Loche, Descartes, Newton, Boyle and Shakespeare. They later studied Robespierre, Voltaire and Rousseau. The greatest influence just before the Declaration of independence was John Whitherspoon.
They reason they came here was for freedom of religion, Which means any religion that you personally choose to practice.
I should add to the bottom part of that. Any religion that you choose to practice ... Or NOT practice. (Atheism included, this is my personal choice.)
This is why they didn't base our country on any religion. It was up to the people to choose what they wished their religion to be and how they wanted to worship. Now with that being said. The groups of people that were Christian probably discriminated others that worshiped and believed different than what they preached and believed. Most likely because they felt they were the superior religion at the time. Being in a new world and only having that faith to rely on at the time especially when things were a bit tough being in a new world. Christians at that time formed tight nit colonies, which they farmed together canned food together and helped each other out when needed. But, if you didn't believe in that faith as they did you were cast out and left to fend for yourself. Which often times meant death especially in cold winters.Very Christian of them , eh?
We see discrimination in all religions still today because the people doing the discriminating are the ones that do not understand fully what another religion are or means to the ones that practice them. But we live in America and here you have the freedom to practice any or all religions if you wish.
What's amazing is if you look up the founding fathers and see what their personal choice in religion meant for them and what they choose to practice and not to practice. You start to understand why they came to America to be able to have these freedoms and practice what they wished to believe instead of not having those freedoms from the lands that they came from.
I think they should leave things alone
Vickie...Right on point ! Just another liberal agenda fulfilled.
The gun commericial should be shown. There are those of us that still expect our constitution right to bear arms to be honored. I saw a guy at the store a few weeks ago with a pistol on his hip. Made me feel safe not scared. NV is an open carry state and I wish more people would exercise their rights to carry. <br />
As for the goalie having "in God We Trust" on her helmet. Good for her! Our country was ba<x>sed on Christian values and that included God. She is free to do as she pleases, thats the thing about America being a free country!
i think they dont want politics in sports
i mean with a specific hot topic of today. like guns, gay marriage, war, middle east, oil, national debt, blah blah
The NFL didn't ban it. The Commercial network, FOX banned it. <br />
The goalie's helmet violated the long established rules. It was a correct and reasonable action.
The network has the right to exclude any and ll commercials that it doesn't want to air. Its a non-issue. As far as the helmet issue, you are again wrong. Two other countries had to make either helmet or uniform changes because of the rules. Again, its a non-issue. Rules were is place. Knowingly, people chose to violate them. Its not a big deal to make them change to conform. Personally, I believe they should have suspended them.
They don't have to provide a reason. A television network is a private commercial enterprise. They own no explanation to anyone. I'm going to check on the team you mentioned.
I checked it out. See:http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-unveils-2014-ice-hockey-jersey-for-slovakia#/inline/24975 It is not advertising or propaganda. Its there national anthem. The US helmets did not have our national anthem on them, they had a religious statement.
Neither of the quotes you cited are a part of the National Anthem and have never been a part thereof. You need to sit back, relax and get the real facts before you make personal conclusions and attempt to rally others.
The actual phrase is " In God is our trust". It appears in the forth Stanza of the Poem by Francis Scott Key. It is not known or sung by most people. Even U.S. Military bands do not play or present more than the first stanza of the poem. Why did you quote:"we the people" if you knew that it wasn't there?
Both are wrong.
It could have somethng to do with a story I read the other day. They told the team USA that they could be easy targets in their outfits. But I am not totally understanding this. They have to stand for USA if they are out there represting this country. Its not like they should blend in with other countries colors. *shruggs*
I get that. But that's what the article was talking adout. We should go. We have the right to be there We should not fear these idiots.... just be cautious!
The Olimpics is a good idea. This shouldnt be an event where we need to police everything. Sadly it has come to this because of a few people. Should we turn the cother cheek? Hell no! Should we be careful. Yes , because there are people out there that want to hurt the innocent people and others that do not believe as these freaks do. And when it comes down to it, it is radical religion that has caused most of these reasons why we have to always be vigilant of what we do and where we go. Its just sad really.
The NFL has taken a hard line on firearms. They will not allow an off duty police officer into a stadium with a gun now ! They have to be in uniform to carry in a stadium. As far as the helmet thing goes...just another secular agenda !
Why would they feel the need to bring a firearm to a sporting event if they are off duty?
In Cleveland and elsewhere police are required to carry ALL the time ..on and off duty. Many a crime has been handled by off armed off duty police officers.
I can name about twenty police officers off the top of my head that I I know who shouldn't have the right to carry a bee bee gun. They are down right derelicts.
I've had a sheriff of a small town pull his fire arm on me for repossessing his car. He said he would kill me then report I was stealing his car if I took his car that he hadn't paid on for over six months.
Let's see, over 3/4 of them probably haven't seen their genitals in years due to their enormous guts.
So...., to answer you question: in an environment where everyone else is unarmed, it doesn't make me feel safer to have a weapon in my vicinity.
I don't know; I'm just not scared like that.
Lol. I ended up getting the car anyway. Police aren't above the law. They should pay just like anyone else. Consequently that man is no longer employed. If you don't pay your bills the car is not yours period. People who would pull a gun on a bill collector--- wow!? It's not like that **** happens without warning..
I'm not against guns at all. I just think using fear and trying to promote fear to others is a really ****** way to push it.
I've been in some crazy *** situations and have not once had a gun. Ironically, I've never had a gun pulled on me but twice--both by police.
I respect your wish to carry your guns-I just don't let fear of others dictate my life.
Rest assured not all police officers fall into the category that you describe. I am glad you feel secure without anyone being armed...except for the criminals and bad guys...they like that too ! My students that I teach the CCW class to feel secure...but in a much different way !
Shootr33: You are not totally correct. I often attend NFL and NBA games with my 9mm in my procession. I have a carry permit and simply go to the security gate present my permit and my reserve officer ID and they record the gun info and my seat location. I have seen armed plain clothes officers at almost every professional sporting event that I attend.
Last fall I attended the Browns vs Bills game at the Cleveland lakefront stadium with a good buddy of mine. He is the Commander of SWAT and Narcotics for the City of Cleveland. Not just a district ..The entire city ! He had to leave his gun at his office because of the NFL rule. Trust me, he was not happy about having to do that. He only reports to the chief and deputy chief of police. If he could have carried in there, he would have ! We didn't discuss the NBA as to whether it was an issue or not I know it's not an issue at our MLB stadium as he often worked the games in plain clothes in the past. When was the last NFL game that you went too and carried ?
Oldenough...I just Google this issue. It is a fact that the NFL prohibits off duty police officers from carrying into stadiums.