Redistribute the All American Way!
Today I read that a tiny college now has banned our “Star Spangled Banner,” at all sporting events; the President of the Goshen College (Jim Brenneman) took it upon himself to take our God given rights away. Last year, he refused to let anyone sing the words to our beautiful National Anthem and this year he kicked out music along with the words. Enough of | Read More »
Patriotism and Decency live on
Imagine yourself singing in front of thousands of people. For myself, this brings a sinking feeling in my guts. My wife tells me I have a great voice, but I think she says that in order to get the credit card for the weekend shopping spree. Regardless, singing in front of people is not my thing and never will be my thing. I did sing | Read More »
Oh Say, Can You See?
Some of the emotion that must have consumed Francis Scott Key, the night that he penned what was to become the sacred anthem of our country, has rubbed off on me. I can imagine what it must have looked like. Anybody who has ever been in the infantry knows about night time illumination and pyrotechnics. I’ve always thought it would make quite a show if | Read More »
“Content Neutral”…the Obliteration of Free Speech
Recently, a group of students visiting Washington, D.C. went to the Lincoln Memorial. In a moment of patriotism, they began to sing the national anthem, something most people would surely not object to, even if the students were not professional singers. They were shouted down by a uniformed security guard, who told them they had to stop singing. They thankfully resumed their singing and completed | Read More »