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.
Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”
But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.
She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.
“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.
-New York Post-
This is something that is totally unbelievable. Now we all know that our school aged kids are being indoctrinated at a rate that is stunning. But the stunning part is, the age that it is starting at. Kindergartners for crying outside here!
It is like the post that I found this on at The Right Scoop said, “If they aren’t banning the flag on t-shirts, they’re banning kindergartners from singing patriotic songs about this great country.”
Now I have seen and heard many things during my 60 years, but this kind of thing just disgusts me. They aren’t even allowing the children to have their parents teach them the way they should be. They are working straight out of the gate to make these little kids liberals.
That is why parents, we must be totally in tune with what our children are being taught, unless you don’t care if they become the next generation of liberals. And we all know that this generation of them are destroying this country. Liberalism has to be stopped. Period! If they are so uncouth as to try to teach a little child their ways, over the wishes of the parents, or without the parents know it, that is wrong. The parents should have some say in this don’t you think?
In honor of these kids that are being denied their rights due them, here is a great version of God Bless America, by Lee Greenwood.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.