I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one.
And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without
Allegiance - - My love and my devotion.
To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol
of Freedom; wherever she waves there is 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
forty-eight 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 is love for country.
And to the Republic - - 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
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 qualities, of dealing
fairly with others.
For All - - For All--which means, boys and girls, it's as much
your country as it is mine.