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Monday, April 9, 2012

Singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” in Public Schools

This is the kind of crap that routinely goes on in the public school system. Should we sing God Bless America or shouldn't we?  Or,  as is this case, should we sing God Bless the USA?  This is precisely the kind of issue that keeps folks fighting with each other and forgetting the miserable fact that America's kids are already dumbed down zombies, courtesy of government schools that indoctrinate rather than educate. The ranting and panting conservatives who fight the left are no better than the lunatic liberals because conservatives demand blind flag worship.
Last week a rant about a public-schooling controversy by a conservative radio talk-show host reminded me of how differently conservatives think as compared to libertarians. The controversy involved the Lee Greenwood song, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which was to be sung by elementary school students during a concert at a public school in Massachusetts. School administrators decided to change the lyrics to “We love the USA” in place of “God bless the USA.” Parents and Greenwood himself protested the changing of the lyrics, which caused the school to then cancel the concert. After further protests, the school relented and restored the concert and the song in its original condition. The fourth-grade students will now be given the option of singing the words “God Bless the USA” or not. That conservative talk-show host was really angry.
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