Skip to comments.Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers Regarding its Patriot Can [missing "Under God?"]
Posted on 02/09/2002 2:30:04 PM PST by RonDog
Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers
Regarding its Patriot Can
A Note to Dr Pepper Consumers:
In recent days, several news media outlets in the country have reported on a special edition Dr Pepper can that was created to show support for the patriotic fervor that has been sweeping America since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and to show the world that we are a united nation of people who place a high value upon freedom.
Much of the information being circulated on this subject is incomplete or inaccurate. Here are the facts:
The can, released last November, features an image of the Statue of Liberty along with the words "One Nation Indivisible."
The special packaging was designed to reflect our pride in this country's determination to stand together as one.
The Statue of Liberty and Pledge of Allegiance were chosen as two of the greatest symbols of American freedom.
Due to space limitations on the can, only a few of the 31 words from the Pledge of Allegiance could be used. The available area for graphics limited the amount of verbiage on the can.
Of the 31 words in the Pledge of Allegiance, only three were included. More than 90 percent were not included.
We at Dr Pepper/Seven Up strongly believe that the message on these cans is a resoundingly patriotic, bipartisan message that we are a united nation.
More than 41 million special edition cans were ordered by Dr Pepper bottlers in portions of a dozen states. Because the limited edition patriotic can is to be retired in February, you will soon see regular packaging graphics for Dr Pepper at your local retail stores.
Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
I vote for #3. After seeing the can I have no problem with it. Your efforts are silly and wasted energy.Actually, I will register YOUR vote as "foolishly jumping to conclusions without sufficient information."
If you will read more carefully, you will see that I posted:
- the press release from Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. andThe extent of MY editorial input was:
- two articles posted by OTHER FReepers.
FWIW, I also vote for #3, but that you for validating the point of my post:
So what do YOU think?Should we:1 - FReep Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. for being "God-less" scum,
2 - Give them a pass for being "insensitive" money-grubbers, or
3 - Add this e-mail campaign to our collection of "Urban Legends?"
"Look before you FReep." ;)
verbiage . . . 2: manner of expressing oneself in words: DICTION, WORDING < messages and orders must use concise military verbiage -- G.S. Patton >
-- Webster's Third.
The original post from a few days ago, as I recall,With a little help from ME, posting their explanation here. ;)
said the entire pledge was written on the can, but left out "One Nation under God".
I'm glad Dr. Pepper cleared this one up.
Complaints about this are absurd.
I found it while INVESTIGATING the claims alleged on the two previous "Dr Pepper/Under God" posts - as any OTHER sufficiently motivated researcher could have done. I prefer to have as much information as possible before expending energy. I only have so much "FReep time," and attempt to maximize that effort where it will have the greatest impact.
I am OBVIOUSLY not always successful in that effort. ;)
As a very consevative Christian, I agree that this is a non-issue. This much-ado-about-nothing only supports the notion that right-wing-wackos really do exist. As Freud said, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"; but that was before Bill and Monica.
Their intent was to state that our country is United. To do that, they took the relevant words from the Pledge. Had they taken the whole pledge and edited out those 2 words, then I'd have a problem. This is no problem.
After having seen it, I think the hysterical ones owe us all an apology. The intent of Dr.P. is obvious. Given the Left's antipathy to the Pledge, it was courageous of them to use it at all! I'm surprised the ACLU hasn't sued them!
Yep! When I drink soda, I alternate detween Dr. Pepper and Pepsi. Why? Because they taste good (IMHO). Now if each can came with an ad saying that proceeds of this sale will go to the Democratic Leadership Council or Earth First, I'd have to reconsider.
Much ado about nothing indeed.