NBC Omits ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance is under attack again.  This time, it is NBC, known for its leftist slant on most social issues, that is the culprit.  In a beautifully filmed opening for the U.S. Open that otherwise would have left a lump in your throat, viewers were instead left with a bitter taste in their mouths when they heard the Pledge recited sans “under God”.  Mysteriously, “indivisible” was left out as well. 

Since the 1960’s left-leaning Americans have been aggressively trying to take God out of everything … from voluntary prayer in schools to manger scenes at Christmas to “under God” in the Pledge, God is to be evaporated from our culture, our history and our lives. 

 Strangely, at the same time God is being removed, many Americans, myself included, feel as though liberty is disappearing as well. 

Could there be a connection between the two?  A short history lesson may give us some insight into how our ancestors approached that question.

The phrase, “under God”, was added to the Pledge in 1954 … 57 years ago.  That is a fact more and more Americans are coming to know in today’s world of easily accessed information.  But, how many Americans know WHY “under God” was added?

Maybe a short history lesson will shed some light.

It was on February 8, 1954 that Congress chose to introduce the bill to add “under God” to the Pledge.  This was no accident or coincidence.  February 8th was the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Cardinal Mindszenty, a Hungarian priest who was arrested, tortured and imprisoned for the “crime” of  warning his countrymen about the dangers of communism, especially its goal to eradicate all religion and replace God with the State.  In the mid-fifties Cardinal Mindszenty was a hero, well known to many and respected by leaders of the free world for his courageous stand against tyranny.  Today, no one knows his name.

Another name no one knows today is that of Congressman Louis Rabaut (D) from Michigan.  Congressman Rabaut introduced the bill, saying, “… the one fundamental issue which is the unbridgeable gap between America and Communist Russia is belief in Almighty God.” 

Even Winston Churchill warned America of the communists’ goal of eradicating God and religion from the world as part of their quest to dominate the globe.  In 1946, he visited Westminster College in Missouri and said, ” … the communist parties … constitute a growing challenge and peril to Christian civilization … “.

Our parents and grandparents got it.  Freedom and God.  God and freedom.  Where there is one, there is the other.

Americans have a sixth sense that tells them when freedom is being threatened.  The millions of Americans who Twittered NBC after the ommission were, in a way, fighting the same fight Cardinal Mindszenty fought … and Winston Churchill fought … and World War II soldiers fought … and our Founding Fathers and Mothers fought … the fight to keep God in our culture and freedom in our country.  Because when God goes, freedom goes too.


2 Responses to “NBC Omits ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance”

  1. Nina Dawson Says:

    Dear Tricia, Loved your article! When I learned the “Pledge of Allegiance” the phrase “under God” had already been added, so I learned something! Thank you for the history lesson and the introduction to Cardinal Mindszenty. You are a true patriot and a wonderful writer/researcher! Keep them coming! Nina Dawson

  2. bill Says:

    Good words, Tricia!

    As always, keep the truth coming, whether or not people read and acknowledge it!

    Bill Myers

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