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    I would assume that it is the "God bless" part, not the USA part.
    How many years have they been singing it this way?
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    Aside from the fact that "God Bless the USA" is not good enough anymore, I just think it's hilarious that the best possible alternative is Baby or any Bieber song at all.

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    Aside from the fact that "God Bless the USA" is not good enough anymore, I just think it's hilarious that the best possible alternative is Baby or any Bieber song at all.
    It's ridiculous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    It's ridiculous
    It is. But as an atheist, I think the original song is ridiculous as well.
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    It is. But as an atheist, I think the original song is ridiculous as well.
    I'm an atheist. So I wouldn't sing it, but I wont take it way from those that like it and replace with something a pop star sings
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    I'm an atheist. So I wouldn't sing it, but I wont take it way from those that like it and replace with something a pop star sings
    In that class there are probably atheists (I never believed in god, no matter how many adults told me there was one, so I have to presume there may be other young rationalists out there), Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, et al, who may not be entirely happy about having to be solemn about someone else's deity. So fine, no Bieber tunes - how about someone write "Kudos to America" instead? I mean, the Canadian national anthem can get the job done without any of the holy rolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus View Post
    In that class there are probably atheists (I never believed in god, no matter how many adults told me there was one, so I have to presume there may be other young rationalists out there), Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, et al, who may not be entirely happy about having to be solemn about someone else's deity. So fine, no Bieber tunes - how about someone write "Kudos to America" instead? I mean, the Canadian national anthem can get the job done without any of the holy rolling.
    True. I thought some women didn't like the Canadian anthem? it would seem we cannott please everyone, so I just roll with it
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    I find that Lee Greenwood song to only be offensive in it's blandness. I don't think it's really appropriate for a graduation ceremony anyway. The best song I ever heard for a graduation was Paul Anka's "Times of Your Life" for my brother's jr. high grad ceremony (yes, it was the 70s and they used that song for Kodak commercials!). Still, not quite right for 5 or 6 year olds.

    I'm much more offended by Justin Bieber being played anywhere, much less at a kindergarten graduation....... and what's up with a graduation ceremony for kindergarten!? Why is that necessary?
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    I think "This Land is Your Land" would have been a good alternate choice.
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    Yes! I love that song... totally appropriate.
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