Perspectives on the anthem at Goshen College

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 Posted 3/25/2010 2:44:03 AM
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Let's discuss 'Perspectives on the anthem at Goshen College'.

Joe Liechty began a personal practice of not saying the Pledge of Allegiance when he was in the second grade. In high school, he said, he considered remaining seated while the national anthem was played. His Mennonite background influenced him to avoid the anthem and the pledge. Eventually, he decided, that standing for the national anthem during the Vietnam War was the price of playing high

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 Posted 3/25/2010 2:52:35 AM
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The real issue is the Star Spangled Banner is not a very good song for the national anthem.  First, it is a bar room tune from the 18th century, secondly it is about a naval battle against a current allied, third, it says nothing about America or its people, forth, it is difficult for majority to sing, fifth, it lends itself to just awful prima donnas thinking they can somehow audibly recreate the bombs bursting as our own ear drums begin to burst,...need I go on.

Just about any song other than SSB would be better.  In the 1960s there was some discussion about replacing it with America the Beautiful.  After all, it invokes God to shed His grace upon our nation.  It solves a lot of problems and issues.

 

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jhermsen (3/25/2010)Just about any song other than SSB would be better.


Maybe something like Free Bird?

/open to suggestions





Edited: 3/25/2010 3:07:15 AM by eliaskable
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 Posted 3/25/2010 3:28:38 AM
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 Posted 3/25/2010 5:30:03 AM
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I'm with Elias! I vote for Free Bird! BigGrin
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