"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, April 28, 2006

"Nuestro Himno" or Illegal Alien Anthem

Ok, I think they've really missed the "boat" on this one. If the Mexican flag waving, the demands for amnesty, the marches and all the rest didn't offend and further ostricize this group, this surely will.

"It's the one thing everybody has in common, the aspiration to have a relationship with the United States . . . and also to express gratitude and patriotism to the United States for providing the opportunity." - Adam Kidron, president of Urban Box Office, the New York-based entertainment company that launched the project.
Here's an idea for spreading gratitude and patriotism; don't mess with the anthem and respect its words for what they were and are. To all those that have died defending this nation since the beginning - Thank you, with a bizarre twist.

From the Washington Post
Timed to debut the week Congress returned to debate immigration reform, with the country riven by the issue, "Nuestro Himno" is intended to be an anthem of solidarity for the movement that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to march peacefully for immigrant rights in Washington and cities across the country.
WOW!!! How does one build solidarity with those they supposedly wish to be one with? Make the demands they have? Say things like Congress needs to do it's job and legalize us?
The people behind "Nuestro Himno" say the message once more is: We're all Americans.
Uh, not really at least not the United States of America part of America, but nice twist, no?

We're not talking Jimi Hendrix here:

Michelle Malkin said
The rendition crosses a line that Hendrix never stepped over with his instrumental version. Transforming the musical idiom of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is one thing, but translating the words sends the opposite message: We are not Americans.
Too bad this wasn't obvious to the fools with the "big idea."

Of course WaPo has to point this out:
Yet, even in English, 61 percent of adults don't know all the words, a recent Harris poll found.
So much of this "legal" illegal immigrant argument is pathetically illogical, what are they thinking?

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