Red Skelton was an old time entertainer famous starting in the 30's and 40's, before my time. Timeless though is this word by word explanation he performed of our Pledge of Allegiance. What you think is going to be a silly comedy routine turns suddenly into a very serious civics lesson. Thought I would share this old video of it with you since a caller brought it up yesterday. We were talking about the recent news stories concerning the Pledge of Allegiance here in New Jersey, one about a Hillsborough teacher parents claim was not having the students recite it at all, and another about an atheist family's lawsuit over the words 'under God' being part of it. A woman called in and referred to this old Red Skelton performance and how it got her choked up, so here it is.