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Red Skelton explains The Pledge of Allegiance

The comedian Red Skelton from the 1960s explains the words and meaning in The Pledge of allegiance


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Red Skelton showed his respect. - John Wayne

Met him in a saloon one day. I just rode into town. I was down on my luck... Well, let me fetch that picture...

Red Skelton meets John Wayne 4 minute film. Rattlesnake. Gunsmoke. Silver Dollar.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


It does have one redeeming quality: dwelling on the meaning of the words in the Pledge make it perfectly clear that very few of them can truthfully be applied to our country today, far less its government.

Here's a link to a recent DP thread with a much more truthful (and funny) take on the Pledge.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Use The Original "Bellamy Salute" (AKA, The Nazi Salute)

Use The Original "Bellamy Salute" (AKA, The Nazi Salute)




I = an individual, a committee of one

Pledge = dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity

Allegiance = my love and my devotion

Flag = our standard (not mine, it has yellow frills around it at the courts I go to)



The following court cases deal with objections to the court having a yellow fringed flag. In every case, the court ruled that it is frivolous to argue that there is a yellow fringed flag in the court. Many "'patriots" (for profit) have used these court cases to "prove" that it does not matter if the flag has a yellow fringe or not. But if it does not matter, why doesn't the court simply bring a non-fringed flag into the court like the accused asked them to? However, as will be seen, the reason for the courts ruling against these arguments was not because it is irrelevant as to what flag is flown, but because the accused used the wrong arguments and submitted themselves to the courts jurisdiction! [Richard's comments in brackets].

Remember, a court is not under military jurisdiction because of the yellow fringed flag, but the yellow fringed flag is there because the court is under military jurisdiction. Keep this in mind as you read these cases.

Freedom is everybody's Job

United - that means that we have all come together (voluntarily?)

States - individual communities (voluntary communities?)

Common Purpose - love for country (not for Liberty?)

Republic - a state (what happened to the 13 States, or 48 States, or 50 States?)

Government - is the people - from the people to the leaders not from the leaders to the people (contradiction?)

One Nation - so blessed by God (Biblical references?)

Indivisible - incapable of being divided (union or death?)

Liberty - the right of power to live one's own life without threats (of union or death, pay your union dues or be kidnapped and thrown in jail, or robbed further having your earnings stolen as "fines" for failure to pay "fines") fear, or some sort of retaliation.

Justice - the principle or qualities of dealing fairly with others


The Science of Justice by Lysander Spooner:

The ancient maxim makes the sum of a man’s legal duty to his fellow men to be simply this: “To live honestly, to hurt no one, to give to every one his due.”

This entire maxim is really expressed in the single words, to live honestly; since to live honestly is to hurt no one, and give to every one his due.

For All

For All

Except of course Ben Bernanke who can write a check for as much Legal Money as everyone else combined and then spend all that stolen purchasing power on perpetrating World War III so as to move The New World Order Headquarters to China after American is made to lose that war.

It is as much Ben's country as it is mine, to buy World War III and create hell on earth with it.

Under God

The false one?


from another thread...

Submitted by TommyPaine on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:42. Permalink

So many problems with the Pledge:

(1) Mindless brainwashing of children

(2) Allegiance (or "duty") to support the state when the state has no counter duty, as stated by Supreme Court cases (no person who works for the state has any duty to protect)

(3) Written by a socialist as an anthem to socialism

(4) The word "indivisible" is a salute to Lincoln, the great dictator

(5) "Under god" was inserted by theists much later, not part of the original Pledge (theists often complain of atheists "forcing" their views, but it is the theists who insert their words in the Pledge, on the coins, on the government buildings, on public property, etc.).

(6) And let's not forget that the original salute while reciting the Pledge was not hand-over-heart, but more like the Nazi salute (how fitting):


Glad to see him not

Glad to see him not forgotten. I think I truly loved this man. He made me laugh AND think, so often..

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With no

profane humor.