Liberal Coney Island Principal Indoctrinating 5 Year Olds

Just when you think Liberals can’t get any dumber…

A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.

Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”

But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.

She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.

The curt edict stunned both staff and parents.

“A lot of people fought to move to America to live freely, so that song should be sung with a whole lot of pride,” said mom Luz Lozada, whose son, Daniel, is in kindergarten.

The song has been sung at previous school events. Last year’s fifth-graders, including another Lozada child, performed it at graduation.

“Everybody applauded and whistled,” the mom said. “They gave it a standing ovation.”

Parents — many immigrants from Pakistan, Mexico and Ecuador — “love it,” Lozada said.

A teacher agreed: “It makes them a little goosebumpy and teary-eyed. I’ve never come across anyone who felt it insulted their culture.”

Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti gave The Post an explanation staffers said they never heard — that Hawkins found the lyrics “too grown up” for 5-year-olds.

Oh, yeah?  Here are the lyrics to Beiber’s “Baby”:

Featuring: Ludacris

You know you love me, I know you care

Just shout whenever, and I’ll be there

You are my love, you are my heart

And we will never, ever, ever be apart

Are we an item? Girl, quit playin’

“We’re just friends,” what are you sayin’?

Said “there’s another,” and looked right in my eyes

My first love broke my heart for the first time

And I was like baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

Baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

For you, I would have done whatever

And I just can’t believe we’re here together

And I wanna play it cool, but I’m losin’ you

I’ll buy you anything, I’ll buy you any ring

And I’m in pieces, baby fix me

And just shake me ’til you wake me from this bad dream

I’m goin’ down, down, down, down

And I just can’t believe my first love won’t be around

And I’m like baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

Baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

When I was 13, I had my first love

There was nobody that compared to my baby

And nobody came between us who could ever come above

She had me going crazy, oh I was starstruck

She woke me up daily, don’t need no Starbucks

She made my heart pound

I skip a beat when I see her in the street

And at school on the playground

But I really wanna see her on a weekend

She know she got me dazin’ ’cause she was so amazin’

And now my heart is breakin’ but I just keep on sayin’

Baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

Baby, baby, baby, oh

Like baby, baby, baby, no

Like baby, baby, baby, oh

I thought you’d always be mine, mine

I’m all gone

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now I’m all gone

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now I’m all gone

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now I’m all gone, gone, gone, gone

I’m gone

And this idiot principal wants 5 year olds singing about “hein’ and shein'”?

Listen,  little Miss Lib, if you find these lyrics offensive…you need to move to another country.

If tomorrow all the things were gone

I’d worked for all my life

And I had to start again

With just my children and my wife

I’d thank my lucky stars

To be living here today

‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom

And they can’t take that away

And I’m proud to be an American

Where at least I know I’m free

And I won’t forget the men who died

Who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up next to you

And defend her still today

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota

To the hills of Tennessee

Across the plains of Texas

From sea to shining sea

From Detroit down to Houston

And New York to L.A.

Well there’s pride in every American heart

And it’s time we stand and say

That I’m proud to be an American

Where at least I know I’m free

And I won’t forget the men who died

Who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up next to you

And defend her still today

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God Bless the U.S.A.

And I’m proud to be an American

Where at least I know I’m free

And I won’t forget the men who died

Who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up next to you

And defend her still today

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God Bless the U.S.A.

Ignorant censorship in the name of Political Correctness, is just one of the reasons the Libs and their messiah are going to lose in November.

And she is supposed to be an educator?  Puhleeze.

25 thoughts on “Liberal Coney Island Principal Indoctrinating 5 Year Olds

  1. Roma

    This is not the first time I have heard of a school or class banning that song because it says “God Bless” in it. I’m an atheist and I think that’s going too far and silly (I also love the song).

    My only comment here (which means the one thing you said that is bugging me) is your statement of “if you find these lyrics offensive you should move”. Whether or not you like someone else’s expression, the idea of freedom and being American is the right to say what we think (I sometimes refer to this as the “anyone has the right to speak and let everyone know what an idiot they are” amendment).

    I may not like your ideas, and you may not like mine, but we are allowed to have that free expression and shouldn’t be following up statements with “if you don’t like it leave”.

    JMO

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    1. Yes, it is her opinion…which she and her superiors are forcing on American children, who should be learning about patriotism and loyalty to the greatest country on God’s green Earth. She has no right to enforce her anti-Americanism on these innocent 5 year olds.

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      1. Roma

        It is your opinion that it’s anti-American. All public schools have people expressing opinion and making decisions that each one of us individually may or may not like. When it’s “your” public school, you fight to have things the way you want them. My issue with what you’ve said isn’t that you don’t like what the administrator decided, but that you think it’s appropriate to tell those who disagree with you to leave. That’s anti-American and against our ideals as much as anything you’re against.

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  2. lovingmyusa

    Sorry, JMO…if a person doesnt like the lyrics in a song about America, then they dont like America…and they can trot their little liberal asses over to Cuba….

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  3. Dave D.

    @Roma, when you get a chance, look up the term ‘captive audience’. In contrast to you or me sitting in front of a TV, schoolchildren aren’t afforded the option of ‘changing the channel’. This is why the statement, “we are allowed to have that free expression,” doesn’t quite wash in this situation.

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    1. Roma

      The answer to something you don’t like is to fight what you don’t like, not to say that other people who don’t agree with what you like should leave. I don’t think the administrator is correct here, but I don’t think it’s the all out attack on America you think it is. I think you’re wrong, but I’m OK with you stating so and staying in America. That’s what America is about.

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      1. Guess what, Roma? It is my right as a patriotic American, to be upset that this idiot Liberal is attempting to indoctrinate these innocent little ones, and using New Yorkers’ tax dollars to do it. Dave is absolutely right. The children are a captive audience. What this little idiot Liberal chick did is totally wrong, stupid, and ungrateful.

        By the way, it is also my right to tell that ungrateful Lib to leave America, if she does not like it here.

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      2. Roma

        I didn’t say don’t be upset. I said that telling people who don’t agree with you to leave America is an anti-American sentiment. If you’re a patriotic American, you are freedom of expression, even odious expression. Again, I am saying that the answer is to highlight that which we don’t like by oppositional expressions. You lose credibility, IMO, regarding patriotism when you include an anti-American sentiment like “agree or leave”.

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      3. It’s called FREE SPEECH, Roma. It’s my right as a proud American, to speak out when something is wrong, and to correct the person who is wrong, as you are.

        And, if you don’t think America is the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, you are certainly free to move somewhere where you will be happier.

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      4. Roma

        I’m very happy here in America, land that I love. And when it becomes, as it is becoming, a place that is unhappy for you (and it will increasingly become so as we become less and less the white Christian conservative place it has been for so long) you too are free to find someplace else that you will be happier. Gotta love free speech.

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      5. Christians make up 78% of America’s population, per Gallup. Legal immigrants, as shown in the original article, are some of our most patriotic citizens. Conservatives are still the largest political ideology in America at 40%, compared to Liberals at 17%, again per Gallup.

        Try again.

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      6. Roma

        Nothing to try, LOL. I said, as we become “less and less”, not that we are now. We, the country, will become whatever we become. You likely think I’m not all that patriotic because I don’t believe in God and I think we shouldn’t be telling people we disagree with if they don’t like it leave. I think I’m a very patriotic and proud American.

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  4. Gohawgs

    Another example of political correctness = censorship and stifling free speech. It’ll be up to the locals to accept or not her edict…

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  5. Dave D.

    “I think we shouldn’t be telling people we disagree with if they don’t like it leave. I think I’m a very patriotic and proud American.”

    @Roma, that’s what the First Amendment is all about. You certainly have a right to express your opinion.

    “I don’t think the administrator is correct here …” All I really needed to hear. Nice to know we agree: The principal was out of line.

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  6. Dave D.

    P.S. If you’re a ‘very patriotic and proud American’, then I’ll assume you have no problem with schoolchildren or anyone else singing the damn song. THAT is the issue.

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    1. Roma

      The First Amendment is at least in part about free speech. Chilling free speech by telling people who don’t agree with us to “leave”, while you can do it, certainly doesn’t speak highly for an understanding of what free speech is about, nor does it speak highly of debate and argument skills. If you have good points, you can argue them without resorting to “like it or leave” comments. That was the thrust and import of what I stated in the beginning. What I personally feel about that song is irrelevant in that context. And, while I’m on the subject, context is important. My daughter once performed that song when she was 8 (and did a smashing job, btw) at a theater camp. In that context, it was wonderful (they had flags flying and Lincoln and Washington giant props behind her). In a public school setting, while I personally wouldn’t complain if it was being sung, because it invokes God’s blessing, if a teacher or administrator chose not to have it in a performance, I would “get” it. I also know that on this thread and reading this conservative blog I am in the minority. I read this blog daily because I think it’s interesting, at times I agree with the viewpoints and other times I do not, but I don’t only read things I agree with. I prefer to round out my reading and education with many different viewpoints.

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      1. Dave D.

        “if a teacher or administrator chose not to have it in a performance, I would ‘get’ it” It’s not so much that the teacher chose not to have it in a performance, but that the principal stormed into a rehearsal and demanded that the teacher remove it from the program, furthermore that said principal gave a thoroughly asinine reason for doing so.

        When the cries of “I’m offended!” start flying, those who doth protest too much indeed have the option of leaving. If you subscribe to the idea that I should subordinate my free speech to someone’s over-sensitivity, then I’d say you don’t understand the First Amendment.

        In short, you do not have a right not to be offended. If your ‘offense’ is truly such a problem, LEAVE!!!

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      2. Roma

        People have every right to be offended, LOL, YOU are offended at how the administrator behaved.

        I know I am wasting my time on this topic with this audience. That’s OK. I felt compelled to say something regarding the issue of telling people to leave. I think that’s wrong. You, of course, can continue to behave however you like.

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      3. Roma, an ounce of pomposity is worth a pound of manure. Get your nose out of the air. We are Americans. We live in the greatest country on God’s Green Earth. There is nothing inappropriate about 5 year olds singing God Bless the USA, nor is there anything inappropriate about telling someone who doesn’t like it here to go and find a country where they will be happy.

        Just as, if you don’t like the opinions stated on this Reagan Conservative’s Blog, you are free to go find one where you will be happier, before you are asked to do so.

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      4. Roma

        “Asked to do so”?

        I would suggest changing the “comments” button to an “applause” button, since you don’t want a discussion and you don’t want anyone who disagrees with any bit of anything you have to say.

        Since you appear to know all about pomposity and manure, I shall be happy to find worthier reads, and places where they truly understand what being an American is.

        You certainly do not.

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  7. Dave D.

    Me: “In short, you do not have a right not to be offended. If your ‘offense’ is truly such a problem, LEAVE!!!”

    Roma: “People have every right to be offended, LOL, YOU are offended at how the administrator behaved.”

    Okay, it seems somebody neglected to look up the phrase ‘captive audience’, as I recommended earlier on this thread. However, I guess that individual will be demonstrating what a captive audience is not.

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