With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, this topic came up on Tuesday’s Gallo Show as we aired audio of Rep. John Murtha’s idiotic statement (http://www.elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/21/rep-murtha-calls-western-pa-redneck/) about the same Pennsylvania Rednecks that put him in office. A caller inquired as to the root of the word. There were several answers, but I don’t think the right one in this context.
Whatever the original meaning of “redneck”, it is now dressed in new coveralls ordained by Liberals and sanctions by their mouthpiece media. It no longer means farmers who toll in the fields under the hot sun, or Bubba working at the local factory. I think Hollywood and hair sprayed news anchors have a different meaning for Redneck today. And here they are-
You might be a redneck if you waste time on a perfectly good Sunday morning going to church with your family. Especially if it’s a small town church where outdated virtues like being against gay marriage and for the sanctity of life for the unborn are embraced as biblical and not culturally topical in nature.
You might be a redneck if you “cling” to your guns because of some stupid idea that you can prevent a takeover of the government by playing the modern counterpart to a Revolutionary Minuteman.
You might be a redneck if you speak with any dialect that is held with disdain by Washington elites, unless it’s one from a foreign country that holds our own country in contempt.
You might be a redneck if you believe prayers are answered, miracle do happen, God works in mysterious ways, if children had their wish it would be for both a mother and father.
You might be a redneck if you believe that raises should come because you’ve worked hard and not before you’ve worked at all.
You might be a redneck if you have the audacity to seek public elected office but have participated in your children’s hockey, baseball, softball, soccer, football or basketball activities at the local school.
You might be a redneck if you’ve stood on a cold Winter’s day in protest at an abortion clinic instead of an oil slick.
You might be a redneck if you never held a press conference to protest poverty because you were too busy taking church lunches to the homeless shelters.
You might be a redneck if you dared dispute anyone in the national media as inaccurate even when you were part of the inaccurate story.
You might be a redneck if you put a full Nativity Scene in your front yard during Christmas instead of a cheap neon “Happy Holiday” message.
There are a thousand more that could be written, but the overall message is that the major media, Hollywood, TV producers and advertising moguls are all sadly so out of touch with Red State America. And the truth is this-
if we don’t get back in touch with what is most valuable to faith and family, we are rapidly losing touch with ourselves!
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