If I could say it better I would, but I feel Red Skelton says it best! Red Skelton has been my favorite comedian ever, but when he was serious he really make you think! So when I found this video I just had to share it with you!
History of the Pledge of Allegiance:
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
In 1923, the words, “the Flag of the United States of America” were added.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
In 1954, Congress to add the words “under God,”
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Transcript of Red Skelton’s Version
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, For all which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.