Every single day, slowly but surely, you see the most unpatriotic anti-American displays of ignorance running rampant through our beloved country, especially amongst Millennials.
Whether it’s kneeling during the national anthem or a blatant disrespect for our countrymen in uniform – armed services or police – there is a certain faction in this country that it is apathetic towards the sacrifice that these people give on a daily basis.
And actor Rob Lowe just blasted a school that did exactly that by doing away with the Pledge of Allegiance.
You have to acknowledge that disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, set an ungrateful precedent amongst younger generations when he first kneeled for the national anthem over two years ago.
And he is still widely lauded for what they considered to be a “heroic” act. But it wasn’t heroic at all. In fact, the reason why so many people boycotted the NFL was because it was the complete opposite.
Somehow this toxic ideology pervaded through this country like an infectious disease. It actually brought up the question of whether we should even play the national anthem before sporting events. Luckily, they still do even if television networks are too afraid to broadcast it.
Now, it has officially seeped into our public education system because Santa Barbara City College decided to banish the Pledge of Allegiance when their Board of Trustees hold their meetings.
Actor Rob Lowe, known for Parks and Recreation, St. Elmo’s fire and Tommy Boy, was not happy at all about this decision.
The 54-year-old actor wrote, “Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy.”
Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 30, 2019
Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees president, Robert Miller, ridiculous explanation for removing the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings was due to the phrase at the end, “one nation under God.”
You can probably guess which word was “controversial,” to them.
Miller also said, “I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism. I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history seeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
What gave him that impression? It seems like this is the liberal mindset nowadays because what they’re confusing is conformity versus respect towards our ancestors who sacrificed everything so that we can live in this country.
As well as should have been, there was an enormous backlash over this decision. So much so, that it worked, and Miller reneged on his decision to forgo the Pledge of Allegiance.
He announced, “Effective immediately, the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited at Board of Trustee meetings until some future date when the matter may be considered by the Board.”
You might be surprised that Miller’s justification to re-implement the Pledge of Allegiance was spot on.
He wrote, “While the College recognizes that there are different opinions about the Pledge of Allegiance, it expects that the First Amendment rights of members of the public to comment at board meetings will be respected.”
That comment was in response to one of the board members being mocked by students for reciting our country’s oath. Those moments of pride should never be mocked.
This is a great example that sometimes celebrity can be used for good. It may take someone of Rob Lowe’s stature to bring national attention to this issue.
On the other hand, it can be extremely dangerous, like in the case of super-producer Judd Apatow, who advocated for companies to remove their ads from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show when he spoke candidly about illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.
In most cases, celebrities align with Apatow’s political ideologies, but every once in a while you have someone like Lowe who will stand up against this kind of anti-First Amendment nonsense.