Missouri Grade School: Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ Song is ‘Insensitive’

by Warner Todd Huston | August 26, 2010 9:00 am

Fox News Radio’s Todd Sterns reported[1] that a Missouri elementary school tried to ban the singing of “Happy Birthday To You” in order to be “sensitive” about those students that might find singing in public to be “offensive.”

In a letter sent home to parents, school Principal Jodi Davidson explained that the ban on the venerable song was because, “singing is not permitted due to the sensitivity of all student beliefs.”

As soon as outraged parents began to complain, our supersensitive principal reversed course and on August 23 sent a letter rescinding the ban.

Catch this lie being told by Principal Davidson to cover for her original politically correct decision:

“We have lots of students who celebrate birthdays on the same day and we just didn’t want to have the loud chaos that happens in the cafeteria,” Davidson told KSDK television. “That should be a calming environment so that it’s safe for all students and they can celebrate their birthdays with their classmates and friends.”

Quite a tap dance, wasn’t it? First Davidson was trying to be “sensitive” to “all student beliefs,” and then she massaged that into claiming that she was really just trying to keep the “loud chaos” of celebrating birthdays from messing up that “calming environment” of school! This woman is simply lying. She meant her PC efforts to assuage a single religion quite despite what the great majority of kids think.

Now, from what I can tell, this whole idea was the principal’s own born of her marriage to a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a faction that eschews birthday celebrations.

But regardless it shows the idiotic ends that schools are constantly going to in order to assuage the feelings, real or perceived, of every last tiny minority. This is called a tyranny of the minority and makes a mockery of our society and our traditions. A country cannot have a coherent society if everything that could possibly “offend” someone’s sensibilities is outlawed.

But that is what liberals like this halfwit principal want; the utter elimination of American society. No cultural expressions are allowed in this sanitized, government-controlled world concocted by our “educators.” No wonder our schools are the laughing stock of the world.

  1. reported: http://toddstarnes.com/2010/08/is-happy-birthday-song-insensitive/

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