A principal in the New York school system has removed Lee Greenwood’s precious song about lovng America called God Bless the USA (which I had the priviledge of seeing Lee sing it in person) from a school program because she said it was too adult for the kindergardners to sing and would offend other cultures. I say what other cultures? You’re here in America and this is our culture. Most of the parents of pupils in that school are immigrants here and love the song and what it represents. They were outraged that the principal pulled it after the students spent months rehearsing it.
Greta Hawkins, principal of Edna Cohen School (PS 90) in New York, has decided on her own that kindergarteners displaying American patriotism would be offensive.
She has single-handedly banned Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” from the graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 20.
It doesn’t matter that students in five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, or that the students practiced waving American flags in unison to promote love of country.
According to The New York Post, it was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would each wave a tiny American flag – which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stands for freedom.” But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.
But Justin Bieber’s flirty song about teen romance, “Baby,” was deemed a fine selection for the show. Hawkins had no problem with 5-year-olds singing lines such as, “Are we an item? Girl, quit playing.”
In response to public pressure, New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott removed Beiber’s inappropriate song from the program, but stood by the principal’s anti-American rebuff of Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.”
Hawkins has been in trouble before with fellow administrators. She says she’s a Jehovah’s Witness and has refused to stand for the pledge of Alligiance because her religion refuses to have followers salute any flag and she has called the school racist. I see an agenda here. To quote a Bob Dylan song,’While some poor soul with their tongue on fire tries not to come up any higher, but rather pull you down in the hole that he’s in.” So it i s with Hawkins banning the Lee Greenwood song………….Well, well, well, I see more and more is slowly emerging about Travon Martin and he is not the innocent little hoodie wearing kid that the media tried to portray him as. In the stories covering the incident with George Zimmerman they always showed a smiling 11 year old kid, Martin was a 17 year old and covered in tatoos with the facebook name of “Wild Nigga” He was constantly in trouble with he law and was a pot pusher to all his friends and had gold teeth which most “gangsta youth” have. He was much bigger than Zimmerman at 6’2″ to Zimmerman’s 5’10”. I believe Zimmerman now when he says it was self defense after seeing the pics of blood dripping down the back of his head after being pummeled on the cement by Martin. If I were Zimmerman in a similiar situation with someone bigger than me on top of me pummeling my head on the ground and I had a gun I think I would do the same thing not necessarily wanting to kill him, just defend myself. The media again has a lot of explaining to do……Speaking of having some explaining to do,Obama and his minions have a lot to explain .Obama says ther private sector is doing fine when it wasn’t then recanted and said it was bad. After he passed his stimulus package and said it would produce shovel ready jobs and it didn’t he said “I guess shovel ready is not as shovel ready as we thought.” Since he came to office 15 million more people are on food stamps, almost 50% of the country doesn’t pay any taxes and he’s added five trillion to the debt in four years and counting after calling Bush unpatriotic for spending 4 trillion in eight years. Now he has a lot of explaining to do with his Attorney General Eric Holder on the Fast and Furious scandal and the leaks of national security. Many are asking Holder to step down as he faces senatorial and House panels now. Many lives were put in danger with the security leaks all to make Obama look good and Senator Peter King has called this bigger than Watergate.!!!!………New CBO reports out today say that the average family lost 40% of their wealth under Obama and real unemployment is closer to 15% counting the ones who have given up looking and those not on the unemployment roles now. Even Bill Clinton has said Obama is in way over his head. So dear reader as I said in a previuous blog, “Are you better off now than you were 5 trillion dollars ago?”