Originally Posted by diamond lil
Are your children bothered by it? Perhaps they see it only as a chance to entertain their parents, sing, and have fun. I doubt any of the children are discussing among themselves, "You know, the socio-political ramifications of what we are doing are totally eroding my sense of independance." Seriously. Ask the kids what they think about it. I'd be a heck of a lot more worried about other more dangerous influences forced upon them than "God Bless America."
I think all the pp similar to the one I quoted are largely missing the point.
Why would we leave something this large up to what the kid's feel about it, when we obviously know they cannot fully fathom the significance of this issue?
This is not something that should be left up to kids to decide.
Big Eyes, I still think it's something that must be addressed.
It is offensive all the way around.
As it is at least the FIFTH time this song has been sung this year, how can that not affect the children?
Brainwashing, that's what it is.