Could the author who holds the copyright demand they not sing his song? He owns the melody. Don’t know if it’s Greenwood. I doubt very seriously the school is paying royalties. Maybe he could demand a very high price to sing it.
Now they’ll just sing, “the USA.”
God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood
The Dept of Ed. HAS TO GO, if we ever again have a decent school system.
I think we should go back into all of Washington’s speeches and Adams and Roosevelt etc....and scratch out the word God and/or every inference of God. Does that make sense?? Of course not...
This happen in Assachussets? What a surprise.
America is dead; our culture is being eradicated, and there is no response. Who would even defend what is left?
I believe that EVERY Public Employee who acts in violation of Personal Constitutional Freedom should be bankrupted BEFORE the Taxpayers are forced to fund a Civil or Criminal Case settlement....NO IMMUNITY in the Public Sector.
This is what has become of the cradle of America.
(article should be updated on FoxNews, that's where I heard it)
The First Amendment, with regard to religion, says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.
At that time, the word respecting meant having to do with. (see http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/search/word,respecting).
So, the restriction created by the Constitution is on Congress, not on the people. Any law passed by Congress that is interpreted as restricting the religious behavior of the people ought to be null and void.
Therefore, the federal laws funding local schools ought to be null and void if they restrict the religious actions of the people. Those are the laws that have been used to restrict religious expression in the local schools for many years.
good oportunity for Scott Brown to weigh in NOW!
School administrators and their ilk are hardly an accurate reflection of the communities they serve. Just because I live in a mostly conservative community, most of my kid’s teachers and administrators are leftists of the first order.
‘What happens is these bureaucrats inside government get so afraid that someone might be offended that they preemptively censor themselves. This is censorship, this is good old fashioned government limiting speech.’
If they were so offended by this song, then why didn’t they just pick another one that didn’t “offend” them rather than rewrite one that already exists?
Is anyone really surprised by this? The left’s fundamental goal is to replace God with the state.
I guess they hate the Declaration of Independence, too? /rhetorical