Friday, August 26, 2011
Nerd News: Indiana College Bans National Anthem
Goshen College has banned the national anthem for being "too violent." WHAT. Oh, all right, I suppose you can defend the school on free speech grounds. But the whole thing rubs me the wrong way. It's not like banning the "Star-Spangled Banner" is the most offensive thing some campus critter has done in recent memory, but it still bothers me. I've loved that song even more since I went to Fort McHenry. If Goshen College is going to opt out, then I am emphatically opting in. Have some fun with the song and its history, courtesy of the Smithsonian.