Principal Won't Let Kids Sing Patriotic Tune, Yet Steamy Bieber Hit A-OK
This is just a small story about a kindergarten teacher with really know national significance right? No. This is a large story about symptoms. Symptoms of a nation that has lost its way. Where men and women who have influence over youth, use that influence to promote scintillating lyrics that will more likely than not breakdown morals while simultaneously denies the opportunity to support patriotism towards the U.S.A. Who does that? More and more so-called "Americans" do not understand the American ideals, the American ethic and most importantly our American heritage. After more than 40 years of "values clarification", Goals 2000, ACLU Lawsuits and other social engineering tactics within and without of the classroom we have become a nation "dumb-downed" to where even teachers think singing the latest pop song to kindergartners trumps something moral, decent and heritage building.Forty years ago, the year was 1972 and I was in the 4th grade practicing songs that we were to sing for a school Christmas show that we would perform in the evening for parents and family. This was a public school in Miami. It was their I learned songs like, "The First Noel", "Hark the Herald" and "Joy to the World". Thank God America hadn't totally lost her way then. -W.E.
Welcome to PS 90, Coney Island, New York, where grade school Principal Greta Hawkins says the patriotic song "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood is verboten, but the steamy Justin Bieber hit "Baby" is perfectly all right for kindergarten children to sing.
Kindergarteners at PS90 have spent weeks practicing the popular, patriotic country song made a national hit after the attacks on 9/11. It was to be the finale of their "moving-up" ceremony at the end of the school year on June 20.
But Greta "the Grinch" Hawkins had other ideas.
According to the New York Post, during a recent rehearsal, Hawkins stomped into the class room and ripped the Greenwood CD out of the music player proclaiming the song unfit for little ears to hear.
The Greenwood song has such unfit lyrics as, "And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." Such a bad influence on the kiddies, no?
By contrast, Hawkins seemed to have no problem with the Bieber song that has such scintillating lyrics as, "For you, I would have done whatever. And I just can't believe we ain't together," and, "Are we an item? Girl quit playin.'"
So, what reason did Principal "Red, White and Boo-hiss" give for nixing the patriotism this year? Sayeth the guardian of our children, "We don’t want to offend other cultures."
You know, because the Greenwood song is so focused on attacking other cultures, and all, while the Bieber song is a veritable celebration of "culture."
This isn't the first time Hawkins tried to eliminate expressions of patriotism in her school, either. The Post reports that not long ago she tried to put a halt to recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of "America the Beautiful" but her effort failed due to a revolt by her own teachers and staff. At least there are still some public employees out there that aren't ashamed of American patriotism.
One has to wonder in how many other countries expressions of pride of country is so hated by an employee whose entire living is made off the backs of the very citizens she denigrates so much?