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  • NY principal: 'God Bless the USA' offensive, Bieber’s 'Baby' acceptable for kindergarteners

    06/10/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    A Coney Island [Brooklyn, New York] principal has pulled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten “moving up” ceremony, out of concern that Greenwood’s patriotic song was age-inappropriate and potentially offensive. “We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Greta Hawkins, the principal of the Edna Cohen School, as saying to defend her decision to nix “God Bless the USA” from the ceremony, the New York Post reports. Greenwood’s song had been sung at previous school functions, and students in five classes reportedly spent months rehearsing for the moving up ceremony. Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti...
  • School pulls patriotic song at graduation, but Justin Bieber's 'Baby' is OK

    06/10/2012 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Washi · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2012 | Susan Edelman
    A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism. Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants. Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony. ...snip... She told the teachers to drop the song from the program. “We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining. ...snip... The DOE reprimanded her in 2010 after teachers...
  • Parents Speak Out and Keep “God” in “God Bless the USA” Song

    04/12/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT · by sreastman · 6 replies
    FaithIssues ^ | 4/12/2012 | Liberty Counsel
    Parents Speak Out and Keep “God” in “God Bless the USA” Song Faith Issues/Liberty Counsel Today, fourth graders at Stall Brook Elementary School were permitted to perform “God Bless the USA” at their public school assembly, because people in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and around the country stood for common sense and the children’s First Amendment rights. Originally, teachers replaced the phrase “God Bless the USA” with “We Love the USA,” in the song written by Lee Greenwood. After parents strongly voiced their disapproval, the school pulled the song from the itinerary altogether, but that did not sit well with the parents...
  • Massachusetts School Removes “God” From Lee Greenwood Song “God Bless the USA”

    04/06/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2012
    An elementary school in Massachusetts has told kids not to say the word “God” in the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA” during a recent assembly. Instead, they wanted students to say, “We love the USA.” Many parents were not happy with this move, but some agreed that the principal did the right thing. The school decided that they would pull the song from the assembly all together instead of continuing a debate about it. Michael Graham, a conservative radio talk show host with WTKK in Massachusetts, joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom to discuss the matter. Graham disputes...
  • Bellingham School Won’t Change ‘God Bless The USA’ Words After Furor

    04/05/2012 12:51:42 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/5/12 | CBS Boston
    BELLINGHAM (CBS) – A presentation at an elementary school in Bellingham will go on next week following a controversy in which the words of a patriotic song were changed. Students at Stall Brook Elementary are doing a project on the 50 states and they planned to sing two songs at an assembly April 12. One was to be a tune about the states, and the other was the popular 1984 Lee Greenwood song “God Bless The USA.” But someone changed the chorus of Greenwood’s song to “We love the USA” for the assembly. That didn’t go over well with parents,...
  • Massachusetts School Removes Word "God" from Lee Greenwood Song

    04/05/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: At a school in Massachusetts, the school is the Stall Brook Elementary school in Bellingham. They just decided -- nobody had complained, they just decided -- to take the word "God" out of Lee Greenwood's song "God Bless the USA." The idea was, it might offend somebody, and so before anybody's offended, we're going to take the word out. And we're just gonna replace it with "We all love the USA." Instead of "God Bless the USA." But when they did that, some parents applauded it. Other parents said, "What are you doing?" So to avoid controversy,...
  • MA School Removes ‘God’ From Lee Greenwood‘s ’God Bless the U.S.A’ During Assembly

    04/05/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 8 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ma-school-removes-god-from-lee-greenwoods-god-bless-the-u-s-a-during-assembly/ Is God under attack in Massachusetts? This is a question that some of the state’s residents may be asking after the Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham removed the word “God” from Lee Greenwood’s, “God Bless the U.S.A.” The song was reportedly changed to, “We love the U.S.A.” Then, following outrage, the school pulled the song all together from a fourth-grade assembly.
  • School changes lyrics from 'God Bless the USA' to 'We love the USA'

    04/04/2012 7:34:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 04/04/2012 | n/a
    Following outrage from parents; a changed version of "God Bless the USA" has been pulled from an upcoming school assembly concert. According to parents, children at Stall Brook Elementary school were told to sing "We love the USA" instead of "God Bless the USA" during the chorus of the popular Lee Greenwood song.
  • Today is Flag Day and This is National Flag Week

    06/14/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    stratford.patch.com ^ | 06-14-2011 | By Deborah St. Thomas
    Debbie’s Daily Dose of Food for Thought The stars and stripes of our flag are known round the world. Here is the first stanza of a poem to ponder and a few things to know about our flag and Flag Day. “There’s a flag hangs over my threshold, whose folds are more dear to me Than the blood that thrills in my bosom its earnest of liberty; And dear are the stars it harbors in its sunny field of blue As the hope of a further heaven that lights all our dim lives through.” -- Julie Ward Howe (American Poet,...
  • Updated Lyrics Offered for Beloved Patriotic Song

    10/09/2009 12:16:42 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-9-09 | Bob McCarty
    While serving as an Air Force officer in Japan 20 years ago, I had the privilege of seeing Lee Greenwood perform his hit song, “God Bless the USA,” at Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa. Though I will always appreciate the original lyrics to the song, I recently concluded that they needed an update to coincide with the Tea Party Movement occupying such a large space on the political landscape. Below are the updated lyrics:
  • Making Patriots

    07/01/2008 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 1 replies · 65+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 1, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Patriots live, breathe, and exude patriotism because it is part of their fiber. It becomes part of your fiber when you are taught, beginning as a child, that the root of America’s greatness is our freedom. You learn that America has freed millions of people from the grip of tyranny and oppression over our long and storied history. You learn that American freedom still serves as a beacon of hope for billions of people around the world. And while some people may not be proud of our country, Patriots are proud. Video. Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the U.S.A. (Proud to...
  • Making Patriots

    07/01/2008 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 49+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 1, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Patriots live, breathe, and exude patriotism because it is part of their fiber. It becomes part of your fiber when you are taught, beginning as a child, that the root of America’s greatness is our freedom. You learn that America has freed millions of people from the grip of tyranny and oppression over our long and storied history. You learn that American freedom still serves as a beacon of hope for billions of people around the world. And while some people may not be proud of our country, Patriots are proud. Video. Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the U.S.A. (Proud to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip ~ Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia ~ 8APR 2008

    04/07/2008 6:00:43 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 544 replies · 3,344+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia, is a base of the United States Navy, supporting naval forces operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. NS Norfolk, also known as the Norfolk Navy Base, occupies about 4,300 acres of Hampton Roads real estate in a peninsula known as Sewell's Point. It is the world's largest Naval Station; in fact, based on supported military population, it is the largest naval installation/base in the world. When the 75 ships and 134 aircraft homeported here are not at...
  • Kristy Lee Cook - Top 10 - SINGS GOD BLESS THE USA !!(AMERICAN IDOL 3/25 SHOWS PATRIOTISM)

    03/25/2008 8:05:25 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 438 replies · 3,524+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2008 | julvett
    Idol contestant, Kristy Lee Cook, brings down the American Idol House tonight with rendition of Lee Greenwood's mega hit: God Bless the USA"Simon says: "Brilliant "
  • "American Soldier" - Lyrics from Toby Keith's tribute, in honor of Memorial Day

    05/28/2006 10:06:37 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 1,849+ views
    Toby Keith
    I'm just trying to be a father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at 'em, bright and early I'm all business in my suit Yeah, I'm dressed up for success From my head down to my boots I don't do it for the money There's bills that I can't pay I don't do it for the glory I just do it anyway Providing for our future's my responsibility Yeah I'm real good under pressure Being all that I can be And I can't call in sick on Mondays...
  • Dead soldier's mother asks lawmakers to restrict funeral protests

    04/06/2006 8:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,458+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/6/2006 | Paola Farer
    Wiping away tears and clutching a picture of her dead son, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq begged state lawmakers Thursday to limit protests at funerals, saying no parent should have to go through what she went through when she buried her son last November. Julie MacKenzie said a group of protesters from a Kansas church showed up with signs that said "Thank God for dead soldiers" and other messages for those who attended the funeral for her 20-year-old son, Tyler... trying to balance the free-speech rights of protesters and the rights of families to mourn peacefully and...
  • Home-invasion bill gets initial OK

    03/22/2005 1:41:45 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 53 replies · 2,024+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | March 22, 2005 | Tallahassee Democrat (no author given)
    Floridians could shoot anyone who invades their homes or cars with the intention of harming them, under a bill that got preliminary approval today in the Senate. The bill by Sen. Durrell Peaden, R-Crestview, basically says that you don't have to back away from a confrontation. Under existing law, people can be prosecuted if they don't first try to find a way to escape from a confrontation. Sen. Steve Geller, D-Hallendale, unsuccessfully tried to amend the bill so that it would only apply to homes, cars and other private locations - not confrontations on the street. Geller said he supported...
  • Super Bowl to Feature Veterans, Servicemembers [servicemen to sing national anthem]

    02/05/2005 6:05:47 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 26 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | February 4, 2005 | John Valceanu
    Super Bowl to Feature Veterans, Servicemembers WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2005 -- America's servicemembers of yesterday, today and tomorrow will be featured during the pre-game show for the NFL's Super Bowl XXXIX, a championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 6 in Jacksonville, Fla. "I think it's fantastic that the NFL is honoring our military men and women, and giving the American people a chance to express their appreciation for their servicemembers who make so many sacrifices to protect us," said C. Patrick Dooling, public affairs officer for the Navy Region Southeast, which has its headquarters...
  • DFU SONG: Battle Cry of Freedom (Iraq vote: witness the birth of freedom)

    01/30/2005 4:12:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 669+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM - scroll down to choose the MIDI They had risked both life and limb May their new lives now begin Bear witness to the birth of freedom The historians will note How Iraqis came to vote Bear witness to the birth of freedom To tyrants and despots our message is clear We are the beacon...your turn to fear They will now see brighter days May God bless the USA Bear witness to the birth of freedom Bear witness to the birth of freedom Tens of millions are now free And a future they...
  • Pictures you will never see on "60 Minutes"

    01/07/2005 6:35:42 PM PST · by filly · 66 replies · 7,884+ views
    Various | 1/7/2005 | Me
    Here are just a few of the examples of American compassion
  • Parents Get God Back in 'God Bless the USA'

    12/09/2003 3:39:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 164+ views
    FOX News ^ | 12.08.03 | AP
    <p>OXNARD, Calif. — Angry parents got "God" put back in Lee Greenwood's (search) patriotic anthem "God Bless the USA," which was changed to "I Love the USA" by the directors of a school show.</p> <p>Kaila Kaden took issue after learning the word "God" was removed from the song her daughter Jackie will sing in this spring's Cinemagic show benefiting Pleasant Valley schools.</p>
  • Officials boot 'God' from patriotic song

    12/07/2003 1:25:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 311+ views
    WND ^ | December 7, 2003 | Unknown
    Lee Greenwood's inspiring Gulf War anthem prompts questions about 'legality of lyrics' ''God Bless the U.S.A.,'' a patriotic anthem made popular by singer Lee Greenwood during the 1991 Gulf War, ignited a war of words between some parents and officials when it was learned an upcoming school performance would substitute the words ''I love'' for 'God bless.'' The show's directors decided to substitute ''I love the U.S.A.'' during rehearsals for the performance at Pacifica High School in Ventura County, California, when someone on the committee suggested the word ''God'' might be a ''problem.'' When angry parents found out about the...
  • Angry parents get 'God' back in song (PC Alert)

    12/05/2003 12:45:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 236+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | December 4, 2003 | Erinn Hutkin
    As a Jewish mother, Kaila Kaden supported her daughter Jackie when she landed the lead in her school's production of the "Nutcracker." No one asked whether she was offended, even though her family does not observe Christmas. Instead, Kaden sat and watched respectfully. But last month, Kaden took action when she learned the word "God" was temporarily removed from a song Jackie will sing in this spring's Cinemagic show benefiting Pleasant Valley schools. The show, set for April 2 and 3 at Pacifica High School, follows a mishandled suitcase across America. As a finale, 200 Camarillo students will sing "God...
  • DC CHAPTER HONORS US TROOPS: Patriots Rally for America V, 03/23/2003, After Action Report & Photos

    03/25/2003 9:52:36 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 46 replies · 870+ views
    DC Chapter of Free Republic ^ | March 26, 2003 | Angelwood, tgslTakoma
    Angelwood's Report: The Patriots Rally for America V held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial leading down to the reflecting pool was a resounding success. About 1,000 to 1,200 flag-waving patriots gathered together to say a few prayers, listen to inspiring speeches and rally in support of the men and women of the United States, Great Britain, Australia and other coalition forces who are in harm’s way and fighting to defend freedom and liberate Iraq. It was a beautiful day with sunny skies, a brisk breeze to unfurl the flags and temperatures in the low 60's. The Lincoln Memorial...