Red Skelton- Pledge of Allegiance

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    Red Skelton- Pledge of Allegiance

    hear it for yourself:
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    The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in class each day.

    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...

    UNDER GOD

    Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said

    that is a prayer

    and that would be eliminated from schools too?


    God Bless America!

    Happy FOURTH everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I get shills everytime I hear or read this, thanks for a most wonderful post....

    "One nation, under God...."
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    "...be water, my friend."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimmak View Post
    I get shills everytime I hear or read this, thanks for a most wonderful post....

    "One nation, under God...."
    +1

    God bless the 'stars & stripes and this country which it represents!!
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    Red was a truly great guy and a four star comedian, I was privileged enough to go see him preform three times before he stopped giving shows. He made you laugh until you cried.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance in downlaodable version. (MP3)
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
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