Skip to comments.No more national anthem at pacifist Indiana college
Posted on 06/07/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT by Nachum
Goshen - A small northern Indiana college has decided to stop playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at sporting events after starting to do so for the first time last year. Goshen College's board of directors says it will find an alternative that honors the country and the Mennonite Church-affiliated school's pacifist traditions. The 1,000-student college has been playing an instrumental version of the national anthem, followed by a peace prayer, before games and other events. Some were upset with the school's decision last year because the song's lyrics contain references to using war and military might to defend the country.
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Maybe, the adults footing the bill for their kids, can send them elsewhere.
No law against boycott
Fools. If it weren’t for war, they wouldn’t have such freedom.
“Some were upset with the school’s decision last year because the song’s lyrics contain references to using war and military might to defend the country.”
As opposed to using what, exactly, to defend the country? Hope and strongly worded letters?
The alumni of this college is all destined for the U.N.
I really have no respect for pacifists who enjoy our country’s freedoms while rejecting the sacrifices that were necessary to secure them. I’d frankly much prefer if the Mennonites didn’t dishonor our national anthem by using it at their events. They can also feel free to not fly our flag at their facilities, that is, if they do so anyway.
It's a misunderstanding of logic and human nature that leads them to imagine that both sides are equally culpable.
I never trust anyone who is a Mennonite.
They won’t honor the country by playing anything but The Star Spangled Banner, bombs bursting in air and all!
These Must be the people who invented Quaker Guns
>>Fools. If it werent for war, they wouldnt have such freedom.<<
In a time of relative peace, one can afford to lose their nationalism for a time. But nationalism is a form of survival for a country. Lose it in dangerous times and you lose your country.
As we are about to lose ours.
There is a reason early cities were walled cities. We are about to learn why first hand.
I e-mailed them that exact point.
-John Stuart Mill
Saying you can’t use force to defend yourself isn’t pacifism, it’s pacification.
They do this to feel good about themselves and to have an air of being more evolved and above it all. Meanwhile they take a free ride on the backs of those who must make the life and death decisions and are willing and able to do the hard things that keep us free.
Seems like the first verse of either “God Bless America” or “America, the Beautiful” would be a good alternative.
Does this private school receive ANY government funding/grants loans ? No national anthem NO help at all from the US taxpayers IMO. And NO licence nor recognition of any degrees either IMO. Why would anybody send their child to an institution that is unAmerican?
Maybe they can sing “We Are the World” instead?
Parents can be more cautious when spending their higher education dollars.
In case you hadn't noticed, there are a very large number of Americans who are essentially anti-American. Some of them are presumably parents.
If they really want to clear out the stands, they need to play "It's a Small World After All" over and over and over and over again ...
What gratitude for our Nation’s Fallen . . .coinciding with the invasion of Normandy