Bloomberg idiocy strikes again in New York
I just received this email from the ACLJ.org:
One of our most beloved patriotic songs, “God Bless the USA,” has been banned from a kindergarten graduation ceremony.
The New York City school principal stated that the patriotic song is not “age appropriate” and could end up “offending other cultures.” Mayor Bloomberg is currently allowing the ban to continue.
Join the ACLJ in telling Mayor Bloomberg that patriotism should not be punished for the sake of political correctness.
The decision to ban “God Bless the USA” is insulting to many in the community still healing from the tragic events of 9/11.
As one school staffer put it, “We were the victims of 9/11. It hit New York really hard. That song became famous because of that tragedy. Removing that song is horrific. It’s opening the wound again.”
Singing “I’m proud to be an American” is wholly appropriate in school, and this patriotic song should be reinstated on the program.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
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