Friday, February 29, 2008

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag...

What do these words mean? I'll let Red Skelton tell you.

17 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

This should be SOP viewing in Congress...not that a few of them would understand a word of it.

Little Lamb said...

You never know until you try it.

Indigo said...

I don't have enough bandwidth for YouTube, but I have the Pledge memorized and probably always will. It's probably the best oath of loyalty on the planet!

Little Lamb said...

Indigo is a loyal citizen.

foam said...

You may already know this, but since i haven't spent all my life living in the US despite being a US citizen i did some research a few years ago into the origins of The Pledge of Allegiance. I had to google the topic again, but basically found the same info i found then.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.

In its original form it read:

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

i got this info from the site i listed below.



there's more on this from the ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm.

other sources i've looked into in the past also state that the owner's of Youth's Companion approached Bellamy to write the pledge in order to help them sell flags in the schools.

foam said...

i love history and trying to find out how things come to be.

Little Lamb said...

I didn't know that, but I do know what we recite today, or when I was in school, way back when, that wasn't the original pledge, it has gone through many changes.

Our Flag stills stands. Our colors don't run.

boneman said...

So, running a rerun, eh?
Not that I can complain...Reckon I've run a few myself, too.

On the other hand, I have a wart....
no

On the other hand, I thought about the idea of having a cookout in my computer (?) and I started making, er, cartoons of you and Pink for the thing.
Not an easy thing to do, and, what's more, I haven't asked Pink yet if that is allowed.

You?
To my way of figuring, as long as mutton ain't on the menu, you probably don't care. Might even have fun.

'Course, I realize that if I'm wrong, I'll be getting a message from the lawyer, Skunkfeathers.

Little Lamb said...

Am I running a rerun? I didn't realize that. To my knowledge I never showed you peole this video.

The people who live in my computer do as they want and I can't do anything about it because I live in their computers too. I don't know if that makes sense or not.

/t. said...

what
makes sense?

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

There you are! I've been wondering where you were. You haven't posted since the 29th of last month. I was ready to start a bonfire to find you.

What makes sense? Hmmm, let's see. Dollars make cents. Or is it cents making dollars?

/t. said...

LL,

yes, and
here it is the 2nd
of this month already(!)

and you miss me... aawwwwwwwwwww :)

a bonfire sound like a pretty good idea, too -- i'll start stacking dollys...

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Don't use the real Dolly, use the burning ones.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Which flag???

Little Lamb said...

Which flag? WHICH FLAG?!?? Which flag do you think?

The Phosgene Kid said...

I have a whole drawer full of flags LL you will have to tell me which one.

Little Lamb said...

You didn't listen to what Red Skelton said, did you?