Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Elementary School Principle Bans Patriotic Song, Allows Pop Idol's Love Song

Guys, this is how ludicrous it's getting in the government school system. An elementary school principal in New York has decided that the kindergartners at PS 90 in Coney Island cannot sing "God Bless the USA" at the final school program because…wait for it…the principle believes the song could "offend other cultures."

Right. It's a school in the United States of America which is paid for from the taxes of citizens of the United States of America -- and yet the principle thinks a patriotic song is offensive. Does she know nothing of our history? Is she so clueless about the "melting pot" and the political ideals which America, almost unique in the world, represents? Is she truly so ignorant as to believe that patriotism denies pride of ethnicity?

Heavens to Betsy; what an outrageous act of stupidity, arrogance and sheer meanness.

Oh, by the way, the principle also stated that "God Bless the USA" is "too grown-up" for five-year-olds to sing. But she's just fine with them performing Justin Bieber's song "Baby," a few of the lyrics of which I print below.

Are we an item? Girl, quit playing
We're just friends, what are you saying?...

And I'm in pieces, baby fix me
And just shake me 'til you wake me from this bad dream
I'm going down, down, down, down
And I just can't believe my first love won't be around...

Baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh.

Here's more on this outrage. And in a related article, Ken Blackwell asks (and answers) the question, "Is the Star Spangled Banner An 'Abomination'"?