How Could Red Have Known?

I heard this talk by Red Skelton, which aired on The Red Skelton Hour,CBS,on January 14, 1969, on the radio this evening. I've heard it before, and you probably have too, but I thought it bore repeating. The presentation is copyrighted, but you may listen to it for yourself here.

Red ends with these words:

"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?"

How could Red have known that thirty-three years later, such a thing would actually happen? You can find more information here in case you want to refresh your memory.

Point is, I guess, we can still say "one nation under God." For now.


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