Monday, June 11, 2012
A Country Can't Survive....
Can you imagine the French prohibiting their children from singing Le Marsailles? (never happen). I don't believe there is another country in this world which disallows children to sing patriotic songs about the country they live in. And we wonder why so many illegals treat us like dirt? WE treat ourselves like undeserving dirt. Check this out:
Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 10:46 AM
Admonishing teachers that she did not want to “offend other cultures,” Coney Island principal Greta Hawkins reportedly is refusing to allow students to sing "God Bless the USA" at a school moving-up ceremony later this month.
The New York Post reported on Sunday that Hawkins had no problem, however, with Justin Bieber's "Baby" for her school’s June 20 commencement.
But after five classes spent months learning the song, Hawkins reportedly ordered a CD playing the Lee Greenwood hit to be shut off, the Post reported.
“A lot of people fought to move to America to live freely, so that song should be sung with a whole lot of pride,” Luz Lozada, whose son, Daniel, is in kindergarten, told the Post.
The Department of Education reportedly supports the principal’s decision, with spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti saying that Hawkins found the lyrics “too grown up” for children.
“The lyrics are not age-appropriate,” she said of the song, which gained popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq invasion.
How do you build an America again based on immigrants who came here so excitedly to contribute, learn the language and give their children opportunity when WE don't allow our kids (or theirs) to sing about our country because "other cultures" won't like it. Who GIVES A DAMN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES? What message did this send to those kids who spent months learning the song? Other cultures are wonderful at HOME, or at particular celebrations. Immigrants used to want to be part of the AMERICAN CULTURE. Now we don't let them?
I'm ARMENIAN, we were raised loving this country. My grandparents learned English in short order and were thrilled to do so and saw to it that their children got great educations and fully participated in America.
That included singing GOD BLESS AMERICA, trust me.
I'm sorry to sound a bit rough on this, but THIS IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
Do you agree?
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM