A Brit and a bunch of rappers decided it would be a great idea to record a Spanish language version of the U.S. National Anthem. I think it’s outrageous.
Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung in a language other than English.
“Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not,” said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls.
And to rub our noses in it, a remix of the record is to be released in June which will contain several English lines that condemn U.S. immigration laws.
President Bush remarked today that he thinks our National Anthem should be sung in English, and only English.
“One of the things that’s very important is, when we debate this issue, that we not lose our national soul,” the president exclaimed. “One of the great things about America is that we’ve been able to take people from all walks of life bound as one nation under God. And that’s the challenge ahead of us.”