Monday, June 13, 2011

Goshen College -- Oh Say Can You See Bleeding Heart Idiots???

Goshen College located in Goshen Indiana whose motto is "healing the world peace by peace" has banned playing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the beginning of sporting events arguing that our national anthem's lyrics
are too violent! Their core values of being "compassionate peacemakers" and "global citizens" conflict in their minds with the dramatic triumph of the United States DEFENDING the city of Baltimore under attack. The school is associated with the Menonite church.

While they have the freedom to exclude the National Anthem, surely any relgious institution and its affliates must appreciate that in few societies would their right to free expression be protected as it is in the United States. Just as the United States defends their freedom to worship as their conscience guides them, there are times in history when the Republic itself needs to defend the population. It is in this context that "The Star Spangled Banner" is our National Anthem. it is not a celebration of imperialism or having the military used as an agent of Imperialism.


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