Re-Educating America part 3, Pledge of Allegiance: when any reference is made that may dishonor or distort the pledge of allegiance or a negative act towards, or any action taken, involving our flag in any form by some individuals that may be disrespectful, even kneeling in protest would be considered as dishonoring those symbols, those individuals who may have the wrong idea of what that pledge or dishonoring our flag in some manner really means, then they should be taught that meaning. By misrepresenting any symbol that represents our country or the people in it would be considered distain aimed at a person’s neighbor, friend or family who may not have any part in, or affiliation, with the reasons for any protest, instead a better idea would be to point to those truly responsible through direct contact like by making a statement in either written or verbal form such as by phone, rather than indirectly through public display. In simple terms it must be remembered why those symbols exist anyway. The flag of the United States of America represents the blood, loss of life and the toils by some to procure liberty for the masses, so as to give all the right to be freedom and to release each one of us from the bonds of tyranny. It represents of all the colonies known at that time with those inhabitance of those colonies included where if there were more there would have been a larger number showing unity of purpose, and we pledge allegiance to that flag knowing what it stands purpose was, “united as one nation”.
It is clear the Democratic platform fails to mention those values placing us Republicans and all Americans alike at odds with that philosophy, but to be fair those concepts of the founding of America are often distorted by a few selfish and corrupt individuals in both camps to secure their own desires and personal comforts forgetting many others who also have a stake in the operation and character of this nation, these individuals spoken of being from all groups in this society.
In words uttered by a true Patriot, Red Skelton a number of years ago makes it very clear what those responsibilities are and for each citizen:
The Pledge of Allegiance:
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.
And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
“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.”
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: “under God.” Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools too?