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Red Skelton---The Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Oxford, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Here's something I thought was relevant in light of the current attack on including "God" in the pledge of allegiance.

    Oxford

    As performed by Red Skeleton in remembering his elementary school days and a teacher who recited this version to his class.
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    "I-me, an indivudual, a committee of one.

    Pledge- dedicate all my worldy goods to give without self pity.

    Allegiance- my love and my devotion.

    To the Flag- Our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Whenever she waves there is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job.

    Of the United- that means we have all come together.

    States- Indivudual communities that have united into 48 great states. 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imiaginary boundaries yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country.

    Of America.

    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- meaning so blessed by God.

    Indivisible- incapable of being divided.

    With liberty- which is freedom and the right of power to live one's own life without threats or fear of some sort of retaliation.

    And justice- the principal or quality of dealing fairly with others.

    For all- which means it's as much your country as it is mine.

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    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 a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools, too?"

    :nod:
     
  2. Red Skelton was a great comedian and stands tall among the PATRIOTS of our time. I remember watching him with my dad. Tell me this man didn't have foresight.
     

  3. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Red was the man, used to laugh until I cryed when I was a kid...where have all the good ones gone?...
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    The good Americans are still here they are sometimes overlooked by what the bad ones do.
     
  5. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I hear that Chris! :usa:
     
  6. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Red said that the greatest role he ever played was being allowed to play in "The Longest Day" where he got to represent some of the greatest Americans that ever lived. If we could just bring 'those' Americans back now...
     
  7. Just wanted to remind everyone.
     
  8. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    You da man alan...:guitar:
     
  9. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    I had never heard that, though I suppose I'm a little young for red Skelton, though I know the name. I was very impressed with what I read.
     
  10. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    WHAT????!!!! You never seen Klem Kadiddlehopper or Freddie the Freeloader???!!! Why you little whippersnapper you! :) http://www.redskelton.com/
     
  11. I used to watch him with my dad. He was hilarious. Not many people could match his quick wit or his devout patriotism.
    Well maybe except for NRA Joe.
     
  12. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Jinx! Posted at the same time! ;)
     
  13. Hey NRA that is a way cool site. Going to check it out further.
     
  14. Slight correction?

    I believe that was Red Buttons? not Red Skelton.....

    And I am still in awe of comediamns of red's ilk. They could make you laugh and keep it clean, or even lean towards blue humor and never utter a curse word. I have one of the Red Skelton video libraries and it was worth every penny!