it’s Monday and still a good time for “Talking Points with the Founding Fathers!”
Apologies are in order. This patriot was so busy Friday he forgot to post. However, it’s never too late for “Talking Points.”
I wonder how in the world our children will grow up with respect to the flag and this nation if God keeps getting taken out of it. For instance, on the floor of the so-called peoples’ house, House of Representatives, “under God”, was deliberately left out by a Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum several years ago. (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HouseSession2395/start/108/stop/142) Other instances have occurred recently – and by our President! Just google it!
Therefore, let’s review what the Pledge of Allegiance says, but Red Skelton’s way. Please watch the video (the words are below it). If it doesn’t move you, nothing will.
“Boys and girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it appears that it has become monotonous to you or could it be you do not know the meaning of those words. If I may, I would like to recite the Pledge and give to you a definition of the words.
I—-meaning 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 is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody’s job.
Of the United—-that means that we have all come together.
States—-individual communities that have united into 48 great states. 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country.
And to the Republic—-a 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 life without threats or fear or any sort of retaliation.
And justice—-The principle and 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 nation, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance “under God.” Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said, “That’s a prayer” and that would be eliminated from schools, too?”
Wow. If only our President felt this way…
This will be this patriot’s last post until the new year and a new Congress! Thank God! I hope each and every one of you will remember what the Christmas season is all about. I hope you will get down on your knees and humble yourself before God and ask for guidance, wisdom, and renewed spirit. Come 2011, we will need it to keep pushing forward and to radically stop the Obama agenda. Yes, even with a new Congress we must be diligent and faithful to our cause.
Merry Christmas, my friends.
“Give me liberty, not liability.”