I've heard this before, but I've never seen the actual video of it. I wasn't quite born at the time! I think this is really all one needs to know to wonder why someone would want to be an American...a citizen of the United States of America.
And if they couldn't make this Pledge, then they shouldn't be admitted as a citizen. And if they are a lazy, unproductive American...well, I don't rightly know what to do to help them!
This is from the Red Skelton show, June 14, 1969.
Follow this link (it isn't on YouTube..) Someone made this with the same audio, but with a picture of Red and with patriotic pictures in the background.
Red Skelton's Pledge on PatriotLink
I surely pledge my allegiance to the greatest country to ever grace the earth. I know this is why my ancestors came here, lived here, fought to protect their families when needed, and then went back to making their lives and others as good as they possibly could...all under the protection of the laws of the land.
I love the United States of America and hope and pray that is always here...for myself and posterity!