I find it bizarre that the Number One commercial that appeared on this year’s Super Bowl was voted to be Paul Harvey’s speech “So God Made A Farmer.” It’s a powerful reminder of what America used to be. A land made up of honest, decent, hard working people who believed and respected God, their fellow citizens, their family and their country.
Now, what are we?
How far we have come down from that most wonderful dream and way of life? How much lower are we to go?
The fact that this advertisement was voted and selected to be the best can only mean that we Americans want our old life back. We are longing for it, praying for it and dreaming for it. But alas, if we continue on the path we are on, all we will ever see of what we used to be, will only be visible and remembered in an old televised Super Bowl commercial.
How sad is that?
Perhaps when these next four years are over, we can make our way back home. Until then, it’s every man, woman and child for themselves.
Email subscribers, click on this link to view video.
Note: Paul Harvey was a famous radio broadcaster from the 1950′s to 1990′s. Many of his broadcasts would reach an audience upwards of 24 million people a week. According to The NY Times, Paul Harvey:
- ”personalized the radio news with his right-wing opinions, but laced them with his own trademarks: a hypnotic timbre, extended pauses for effect, heart-warming tales of average Americans and folksy observations that evoked the heartland, family values and the old-fashioned plain talk one heard around the dinner table on Sunday.”
- “He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people.