Over time, America has been through a lot. However, while many changes have taken place, there are some things that still seem quite relevant today. Even in the past 50 years, many things have stayed the same or close to it. You probably remember the Pledge of Allegiance if you went to public school in the United States. Written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, the pledge was adopted by Congress in 1945 with the words “under God” being added by President Eisenhower less than a decade later.
Around that time period, Red Skelton was the host of one of the country’s most popular and successful TV shows. In this 1969 episode of comedian’s show, The Red Skelton Hour, Red speaks about the pledge in a way that really tugs at your heartstrings, even today. There continues to be a debate about the addition of the words “under God,” and Red’s words really make you think critically about the use of the phrase.