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Fox & Friends: When Sam Adams Can't Mention God In 4th Of July Beer Ad, 'The Terrorists Have Won'
Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2013 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 07/06/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT by EveningStar

The morning after Independence Day, Fox & Friends' fill-in hosts examined a 4th of July beer had that apparently has drawn the ire of some God-loving American conservatives. The commercial, played in its entirely on Fox, shows a bartender quoting the Declaration of Independence while pouring a Sam Adams. The problem? He neglects to mention that Americans' "unalienable rights" were "endowed by their creator."

As host Clayton Morris explained, Sam Adams was simply obeying the the Beer Institute's guidelines on not using religion in commercials ...

Jesse Watters wasn't quite so understanding. "When political correctness takes over the beer advertising industry, the terrorists have won," he declared ...

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: independenceday; samadamsbeer
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People, get real. It's a good commercial. This clamor is much ado about nothing.

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1 posted on 07/06/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Bull !!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 07/06/2013 2:14:35 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: EveningStar

Also the communists have won.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 2:17:48 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: EveningStar

This is why liberals support and accommodate Islamists, because they both hate our Christian culture. It’s why the Democratic Party refuses to take an intelligent stance on limiting Islamic immigration, why they support every kind of sexual perversion, and why they support illegal immigration. Kill the culture that stands between them and their Communism.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 2:22:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: EveningStar

Alienating our unalienable rights is not bull.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 2:29:47 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: EveningStar

Since Sam Adams sponsored the Amos and Opie public sex competition, in which a couple used St. Patrick’s Cathedral, I don’t care whether they can say the word “God” or not. I would rather they didn’t.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 2:34:42 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: pallis
Leftists and Islamists are pure evil. Eventually they will attempt to murder your entire family.

It remains to be see if conservatives will FIGHT or cower. I don't know.
7 posted on 07/06/2013 2:39:42 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: EveningStar

If by “terrorists” you include the former SDS radicals who have infiltrated media and government - yes.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 2:40:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar

so I don’t think this has anything to do with terrorism.
the main groups that go around to schools making sure there is no mention of God, is the aclu and adl.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 2:41:53 PM PDT by willywill
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To: JaguarXKE; Williams; pallis; Pikachu_Dad; heartwood; Wanderer99; BenLurkin; willywill; All

I’m amazed that some people are making an issue of this. This is minor.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 2:43:15 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: willywill

I’d mention it anyway. Its my ad and my money, they don’t want my ad I take it someplace else and “screw” them. Time to hit those liber bastards in the pocket book., that is all they understand.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: EveningStar

I respectfully disagree.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 2:44:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
I went to http://www.samueladams.com/contact-us and sent them this:

Your decision to place the code of the beer industry ahead of the intent of the Declaration of Independence by removing "God" in your advertising quote has moved me.

As I am sure Sam Adams would say and do, "If you believe God is not worth mentioning, then your beer is not worth drinking." While you produce a tasty, quality product, the quality of your advertising policy is sorely lacking in both content and purpose. I shall not purchase nor drink your beer any more as long as you follow this course of action. I shall also urge all my fellow beer drinkers to do the same.

13 posted on 07/06/2013 2:48:34 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: BenLurkin

And I respect your opinion. I always have. :)


14 posted on 07/06/2013 2:54:41 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Bender2
And the other half of the population would write in and say if you think you can get away with using God to sell your damned beer, you've got another thing coming!!! While you produce a tasty, quality product, the quality of your advertising policy is sorely lacking in both content and purpose. I shall not purchase nor drink your beer any more as long as you follow this course of action. I shall also urge all my fellow beer drinkers to do the same.
15 posted on 07/06/2013 2:56:11 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: EveningStar

They took God out to appease the left, get real eveningstar.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: EveningStar
This is not much ado about nothing. It is completely disrespectful of our Creator, from Whom all rights originate. The deliberate misquoting of the Declaration of Independence corrupts that document in the same way that Obama deliberately recites the Pledge of Allegiance and omits the words "under God".

This is no small thing as you suggest. These are deliberate acts attempting to strip us from our relationship with our Creator and our founding principles. There is a clear pattern that is being established. So I will have none of this, "It's no big deal." It is a big deal.

17 posted on 07/06/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: JaguarXKE

As host Clayton Morris explained,....SHAME on the Lone Ranger....Wait...He’s already dead. That damned silver heeled Indian.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 3:05:03 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: EveningStar
People, get real. It's a good commercial. This clamor is much ado about nothing.

No, it's about EVERYTHING. In fact, it's important enough that the wording is accurately captured on FR's homepage.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

-- The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776

Applying political correctness to a revered document that defines our liberties as endowed by Creator not only inaccurately portrays the true meaning of the document, but dismisses God's role in our nation's history...and for what, a shot at bigger market share and showing trendiness in mocking the foundation of God in our society?

Also, I find it odd that you start a new thread on the subject, referencing two other previously established threads on the same subject that you didn't bother to participate in. Why is that?

19 posted on 07/06/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: EveningStar

Well if it’s excised from the segment being read, someone did it for some reason. If another segment of the Declaration was read, then of course it wouldn’t be there. But it would be hard to win; if they did include it then another set would be screaming at them about using God for commercial purposes.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 3:17:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: TADSLOS

I’d say it would have been better to skip it altogether than to expurgate a reference to God from it. Still, it’s served to get people talking... people still care about God at some level. Now if they will give God credit for full-on, mighty gospel power, then we might start going somewhere good as a nation again.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 3:18:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: EveningStar
How is this different from the old Hebrew National hot dog ads that "we answer to a higher authority?"

-PJ

22 posted on 07/06/2013 3:23:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EveningStar
I beg to differ. On the WWII Memorial the word "God" has been omitted from one of Roosevelt's Speeches quoted there. In the courts of the People's Republic of Maryland, the phrase "So help me God" has been dropped from the Oath taken by witnesses. As I 'm sure you know, prayer and even the mere mention of God have been outlawed in our Public Schools Childhood Indoctrination Centers, eliminated from from our workplaces, and purged from virtually all public discourse.

Words matter, as the Quislings infesting our government well know. It is no accident that they have purged such phrases as "Islamic Terrorism" from the lexicons of the Pentagon and Faggy Bottom.

It is not minor. It is one of a worsening series of events undercutting our First Amendment Freedoms in the name of political correctness.

The patriot Samuel Adams signed the Declaration of Independence including the the words "endowed by their Creator," "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," and "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence." I daresay he and the other 55 Signers are spinning in their graves.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 07/06/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Forward”... It’s just another deliberate incremental slip towards a Godless society, pure and simple, and not an innocent omission. It IS a big deal. Yes, on some level it has created discussion, but discussion with no action to roll back this insidious form of culture creep is meaningless in the end.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 3:27:09 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...then another set would be screaming at them about using God for commercial purposes.

Really, you are concerned about anyone who would "be screaming" about quoting the Declaration of Independence? Do people really quiver uncontrollably at the thought of someone - anyone - being offended?

Should we now avoid teaching our children about the Declaration of Independence? Should we no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Where do you propose it stop? And what if these omissions offend me? Is it okay to offend only certain people without concern? Is that now legitimate?

The truth is that our right originate from our Creator. They are not man-made. They are not devised by a government. They are derived from our Creator, just as the DOI points out. If that offends some, then perhaps they need offending to wake them back to reality.

25 posted on 07/06/2013 3:28:14 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: TADSLOS

Well said.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 3:30:36 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Obadiah

Thank you.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 3:31:12 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: null and void

as someone pointed out earlier this company sponsors public sex competitions while censoring Gos from founding documents. They can rot in hell. None of the drinkers I know drink the swill anyway. If the Declaration offends these perverts they shouldnt be quoting from it in the fiirst place.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Political Junkie Too

does Hebrew National sponsor public sex competitions?


29 posted on 07/06/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TADSLOS
I find it odd that you start a new thread on the subject, referencing two other previously established threads on the same subject that you didn't bother to participate in. Why is that?

When I found the Mediaite article, I did a search on "Adams" to see if it had already been posted. It hadn't, but I did find the two vanity threads. Along with posting this article, I linked those threads in case anyone who hadn't seen them, might want to view them and comment on them.

30 posted on 07/06/2013 3:44:48 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar
"This clamor is much ado about nothing."

I disagree.

Americans "unalienable rights ... endowed by their creator" is a very big deal.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Samuel Admas would have thought it important as well.

31 posted on 07/06/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Political Junkie Too
How is this different from the old Hebrew National hot dog ads that "we answer to a higher authority?"

Different times? Different industry policies?

32 posted on 07/06/2013 3:46:42 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: GeronL

Did you happen to catch the direct bitch-slap at Obama at the end at the commercial?


33 posted on 07/06/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

I dont care. Let them burn.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EveningStar

Ok, thanks. Just a premature observation on my part that struck me odd at the moment.. My apologies for bringing it up.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: GeronL
I dont care.

Thought so.

36 posted on 07/06/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

an immoral company is still the enemy even if they dislike Obi-won


37 posted on 07/06/2013 3:55:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Did they sponsor the public sex competition, or were they merely one of many advertisers that Amos and Opie had at the time?


38 posted on 07/06/2013 4:03:02 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

either way


39 posted on 07/06/2013 4:04:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EveningStar
If the Beer Institute joins in all this PC baloney, if they prove them selves this cowardly, I guess I'll just have to sop drinking been. Hmmmmm! On second thought I'll forgive them their stupidness this time. (fridge is full of Bud)
40 posted on 07/06/2013 4:06:34 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: EveningStar
This is minor.

Or incremental.

41 posted on 07/06/2013 4:15:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: TADSLOS

No problem, or as in the case of Venus de Milo, no ‘arm done.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 4:24:59 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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First off, Jessie Waters is a goof.

More to the point though, this may well be the first time many people in the USA have actually heard those words from the Declaration of Independence. And leaving those three words out changes the entire context of the phrase.

The whole idea being that it’s our Creator who has granted those unalienable rights, as opposed to the government. If the government granted those rights, they can take them away.

Mark


43 posted on 07/06/2013 5:00:23 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Bender2

I’m with you. Now we have to find a brewer that is more America-friendly.

Here’s one:
http://foundingfathersbrewingco.com/index.cfm/pageid/40

Proceeds benefit military charities.


44 posted on 07/06/2013 5:11:23 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: EveningStar

Lol


45 posted on 07/06/2013 5:20:37 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SC_Pete

Yuengling - America’s Oldest Brewery (pronounced - ying-ling)

http://www.yuengling.com/

Yuengling Lager is far better than Sam Adams. Out sells SA nationally while only sold in about 10 -12 states.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 5:25:56 PM PDT by black_diamond
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To: black_diamond

I drink Yeungling—but is the ownership/management conservative?


47 posted on 07/06/2013 5:27:46 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: black_diamond

2010: Dick Yeungling contributed to a Pottstown Pubbie and a RAT. Plays both sides.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/dick-yuengling.asp?cycle=10


48 posted on 07/06/2013 5:30:43 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: EveningStar

In short it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one or any number of men at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights when the great end of civil government from the very nature of its institution is for the support, protection and defence of those very rights: the principal of which as is before observed, are life liberty and property. If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave--

2d. The Rights of the Colonists as Christians--

These may be best understood by reading--and carefully studying the institutes of the great Lawgiver and head of the Christian Church: which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament--
Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists
20 Nov. 1772Writings 2:350--59

Cordially,

49 posted on 07/06/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: SC_Pete

Pottstown or Pottsville?


50 posted on 07/06/2013 6:04:43 PM PDT by black_diamond
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