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When Does Political Correctness End?

| February 23, 2009, 01:48 PM | 2 Comments

As if our state legislators do not have enough work on their hands in our short season, (Can anyone say slots or deficit?) in the name of political correctness, Delegate Pam Beidle (D-Linthicum) has introduced legislation to change our State song to something less offensive.

First we apologize for slavery; hoping that by some miraculous act of time travel, that our apology will erase the whole episode from our history books. We now have members of the Catholic Church denying that there ever was a Holocaust and lining up behind the President of Iran. Is the denial of history the “new black”?

There are disheartening episodes in any history, but by their virtues, they are indeed our history. Accept it and move on. And for crying out loud, stop apologizing for things of which we have no control. What’s next? Will O’Malley apologize for beating up Rhianna?

But seriously Pam, even with the stimulus payment, we are looking at a $600M budget deficit. Can’t you think of something a little more appropriate to legislate than a song that offended some 4th graders at Glen Burnie Park Elementary. Maybe like figuring out how to make the slots issue work as the voters wanted?

What do you think? Do we have perhaps a few more pressing issues? Please comment while I go apologize for trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat!

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  1. EyeSpy is spot on with this post. I read the article about changing the state song and remember thinking well, maybe it is just for the kids. Maybe Del. Beidle was just humoring the students and taking advantage of a “teaching opportunity.” I hope so.

    The song should be left as it. There was an LTE in the Kaptial recently regarding another effort to change the song. The writer’s point was that the song is one of few remaining reminders of our history.

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