Little League Baseball … Insidiously American

Written by S.C. Sherman on May 11, 2013

Things like God, guns, and country used to be widely accepted as truths for our citizens. Not so anymore. I grew up a little redneck, but people like me are now classified as dangers to society, even terrorists, for being a Christian and owning guns. I guess it really is line in the sand time folks. It’s time to speak up and voice some disagreement to this hijacking of our world.

I’m willing to sacrifice to give my kids at least a glimpse of what was. I want them to remember what freedom was like. I hope they can enjoy watching a Little League Baseball game in the land of the free. It seems silly to hope that. Who would get rid of Little League Baseball, right?

When I was a kid, it would have been crazy to think people would try to get rid of lots of our freedoms that are already gone. We are on the slippery slope. Little league Baseball involves hitting a ball violently. That encourages male, dominant behavior in boys. It’s actually discriminatory and promotes masculine themes that are not good as one team actually beats the other. Is it good to actually have a losing team? Why is the ball white?

So, enjoy Little League Ball while it lasts. We have to appreciate everything that is wonderful about America and fight for it. We can no longer take it for granted. We are going to be asked to defend every piece of our world. The other side is counting on us all not caring. It’s time to care about every little aspect of our freedoms or they will continue slipping into memory. It’s up to us to do all that we can for the next generation. If we fail, our kids will say something like this.

I remember freedom.

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S.C. Sherman
S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.