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.

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