Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

When I went over to Digg! to post my most recent post, I saw this title for another post:

“Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance”. It was posted by YouTube and had 191 Diggs. That was before I “dugg” it.

I have never before heard the Pledge recited with such passion and meaning. I present to you “Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance” here:

This is the transcript of Red’s Pledge (Mr. Laswell’s Pledge breakdown; all emphasis is mine):

Now, more than ever, listen to the meaning of these words.

“I’ve been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you.

If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?”

“I” – me, an individual, a committee of one.

“Pledge” – dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.

“Allegiance” – my love and my devotion.

“To the flag” – our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there’s respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody’s job!

“United” – that means that we have all come together.

“States” – individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that’s love for country.

“And to the republic”a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

“For which it stands, one nation” – one nation, meaning “so blessed by God”

“Indivisible” – incapable of being divided.

“With liberty” – which is freedom — the right of power to live one’s own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.

“And Justice” – the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.

“For all” – which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance…


Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?

God Bless America!

It was posted by a group called ImgnNoLibs–I think I might have to subscribe to their work. All I can say is THIS is what we need more of and for the defeatists and anti-Americans among us, you are so feeble minded in the face of true patriots. You don’t deserve what you’ve received from this country

Thank you ImgnNoLibs, Digg! and YouTube for this treasure.

Also posted at Digg! here; GOP Hub here and Real Clear Politics (we’ll see if they censor this one) here.

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