March 28th, 2004

USA eagle

In light of the recent scam pulled by moroveus on the pledge

I thought this was appropriate to share. If you would like to hear him yourself, click here and play the wav file (618K)!

Pledge of Allegiance
(As originally recited by Red Skelton on his January 14, 1969 TV show)

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!

(sadly, he was almost prophetic - gdj)
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Let's try this again!

Please note - if anyone picked up this meme from me this last week, it was a scam and the graphic was replace by one which is not positive. Thanks Kevin for hosting this image. We can be confident that it will not be replaced!

On March 24, the US Supreme Court heard a case involving
whether or not children should be allowed to recite
the Pledge of Allegiance in school. Please show your
support by clicking on the image and pasting
this meme to your journal!
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