About ten years ago I listened to 101.1 The Source in Birmingham, Alabama, a local talk radio show, while going to work in the morning. The morning
host would play an intro that really grabbed my attention and has stayed with me to this day. The intro was of Red Skelton reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance. If you are not familiar with this, then you are in luck because I have provided it below. So, I decided to breakdown the 2nd Amendment
the same way Mr. Skelton did so that we can truly wrap our intellect around the wording and true meaning of this Amendment.
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:
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?
Author: Red Skelton
2nd Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
A WELL: Someone or something in a good or satisfactory way.
REGULATED: control or direct by a rule, principle, method.
MILITIA: A military force of civilians to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
BEING NECESSARY: Existence is required to be done, achieved, or present; essential.
TO THE SECURITY: The state of being free from danger or threat.
OF A FREE: Not under the control or in the power of another.
STATE: A condition of being in a stage or form.
THE RIGHT: Free from error; in accordance with fact or truth.
OF THE PEOPLE: The citizens of a country.
TO KEEP: Have or retain possession of.
AND BEAR: (of a person) carry.
ARMS: Weapons and ammunition; armaments.
SHALL NOT BE: To not exist.
INFRINGED: Actively break the terms thereof.
Author: Martin Taylor