Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Monday, September 20, 2010
God Bless Us, Every Party
"The Economist" on how Republicans are on the verge of getting monopoly control over the issues of freedom and liberty, which they don't deserve except to the extent that Democrats aren't battling back. The headline, "The Conservatives Grab the Best Songs," reminded me of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" -- which, as long as you want God to bless other nations, too, and maybe change "men who died" to "people who died," is non-partisan, red-and-blue pitch perfect, even though Ronald Reagan got to it first for his 1984 reelection campaign.
When she was President Nixon's chief of staff in the 1990s, Kathy used to buzz colleagues on the intercom and play the song over their phones.