October 15, 2011

To be an American

Red Skelton was a great comedian. He was also one of our greatest patriots. He recorded the Pledge of Allegiance and reiterated what one of his teachers taught him about it. After the class had recited it, this instructor went through the pledge line by line and explained what each line meant. It’s too bad Obama never heard it.

If anyone wants to hear it, contact me and I’ll send it. I feel it is very important all Americans know what this country is all about. Yes, we are a melting pot, but one must understand that when things melt, they become one. We have not reached that stage yet, but we are feeling the heat.

I won’t apologize for this rant as I am a true American. Are you?



  1. I’m glad you posted this, Ron. Please send me what you have on it.

    Pee Wee

    Comment by Pee Wee — October 15, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  2. I am an American too. Thanks for reminding us. I think I’ve read this. But many people probably haven’t.

    Comment by Beverly — October 15, 2011 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  3. On Facebook someone posted a picture of the Statue of Liberty with an Hispanic face. I’m sure it’s a political statement but I was not amused and said so. The man–don’t know his age, but his name is of Hispanic origins–thought it was funny. I’m sorry, but Lady Liberty is an American icon that says, “Send to me your hungry masses” and “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” She isn’t representative of just one group of people who sit in Washington, DC and pretend to represent the greater good of this nation. She represents the one-ness of being a part of this great nation. I don’t refer to the politicians and businessmen who abuse the system for their own greed when I call this a great nation. I refer to the people who love and appreciate the blessings from the Land of Milk and Honey. I considered that “joke,” that “funny” offensive, a slap in the face to every American. When we take away all the icons of our nation, the icons that represent our ideals, what will we have left to emulate? If I were to take an Hispanic or Chinese or Japanese or any other national icon and make a joke of it, would that be considered politically incorrect? Well, defacing Lady Liberty was politically incorrect, too! And I’m sick and tired of people bashing The Ugly Americans. They have their hands out to us all the time. I think it’s HIGH time The Ugly Americans received the respect due them.

    Comment by Cathy — October 15, 2011 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  4. Ron I so agree with you. I don’t know what’s happening to this country but I don’t like it. I have seen Red Skelton’s bit – I used to watch him all the time, love the man and his happy take on life.Thanks for posting this.

    Comment by Billie A Williams — October 15, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

  5. Yep,and it’s only going to get hotter! A melting pot always consumes the contents.Rome lasted one thousand years. Will we make it to three-hundred?

    Comment by Jay Hudson — October 15, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

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