Saturday, April 29, 2006

Howard Dean Approves of Nuestro Himno

Expose the left
has a video of DNC Chairman Howard Dean defending "Nuestro Himno" by saying that Canada, plays it's national anthem "O Cananda" in two languages, English and French. Dean misses several key points,Canada has two official languages. America's history is distictively different from Canada's, English has always been the dominate language. Also, "Nuestro Himno" totaly changes the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner" as a form of protest."Nuestro Himno" was written for the benefit of non-citizens.

Michele Malkin
has a nice tribute to the "Star Spngled Banner" as well as the "Nuestro Himno" lyrics and audio.


Blogger Orgullomoore said...

I think you should know some things before you criticize the alteration of the Star-Spangled Banner lyrics, one of which being Spanish. Do you speak Spanish? If you did, you might note that the lyrics are hardly changed at all, and if they were played ten years from now, after all this junk, they would still symbolize American patriotism. The protest "rants" that are played in the background are, of course, a reflection of current events, but I'm sure that those will be left behind as all this passes, and I hope the core of the Spanish version of the song is here to stay. It's great that Hispanic Americans can now reflect on their American dream just like everyone else.

April 29, 2006  
Blogger Publia said...

Si, yo hablo espanol, y creo que el himno no es bueno--la palabra es sin verguenza! Si quiere estar americano, aprende ingles!!!

April 29, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

""These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws.

See this can’t happen, not only about the Latins.

Asians, blacks and whites and all they do is adding

more and more, let’s not start a war

with all these hard workers,

they can’t help where they were born.""

The above are some of the lyrics to Nuestro Himno, none it it is remotely similar to the Star Spangled Banner. The fact that you don't know that while accusing me of being ignorant proves you to be a liar. So to orgullomoore, I say pogue mahone.

April 29, 2006  
Blogger Orgullomoore said...

that's not part of Nuestro Himno. That's part of a remix that is to be released in...June, I think they said? Like I said, the core of the song is what I like, it's nearly an exact translation. In fact, it is largely based on a translation that the U.S. Department of Education in get this -- 1919! (*)
I agree that the remix lyrics you site would obviously not be appropriate for say, a baseball game.

No, you don't speak Spanish. No one can "estar americano". Firstly because "ser" would be the verb to use here and secondly because in Spanish, which is less U.S.-centric than American English, "americano" refers to anyone or anywhere between Argentina and Canada.

April 30, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Preach it, Pubia!

Publia speaks more Spanish than a lot of illegals speak English!

Besides, ser intead of estar (to be vs. to be) might be terrible Spanish, but it gets the point across.

April 30, 2006  
Blogger Orgullomoore said...

What's the point, brooke? If he can't get ser and estar straight, it's hard to imagine how he could understand a translation of the national anthem which, gratefully, is written in advanced, correct Spanish, *not* in what most uneducated construction workers speak.

April 30, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

The post is about the version of Nuesto Himno that has been recorded recently. You know that, but tried to convince me that it was just a Spanish language version of the Star Spangled Banner. A lie by omission. The left does this a lot, tring to cover for the radical groups they support. Nice try, go fool someone else. Pogue mahone.

April 30, 2006  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

If u can sing our national anthem in English..go find a nice country of yer preference and relocate there...permanently.

April 30, 2006  
Blogger Orgullomoore said...

You sure could have fooled me. I can only interpret one line from your post that refers to the newly recorded, and admittedly very non-neutral version of the song, and that is: Also, "Nuestro Himno" totaly changes the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner" as a form of protest.

Other than that, you seem to be opposing the fact that the anthem be sung in any other language than English. I cite:

Dean misses several key points,Canada has two official languages.
The U.S.A. doesn't have any nationally official language. In Dade county (Miami), FL (the capital of Cuba :p) and in New Mexico, Spanish and English are co-official. In Louisiana, French and English are co-official. I'm sure I'm forgetting at least one example. The point: the Spanish version isn't cursed or less patriotic simply by the fact that it's in Spanish.

America's history is distictively different from Canada's, English has always been the dominate language.

Wrong again. The English colonists were the first from the civilized world to settle in the Americas, but that's only a small part of the U.S., a part in which I don't live. In California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, etc. etc. that belonged to Spain (and then Mexico), Spanish was obviously the dominant language. The same goes for la Florida (Spanish for "the flowered [land]" or the "flower-covered [land]". And before the Louisiana purchase, in which the U.S doubled its geographical size, the main language of that land was clearly French. Many languages other than English are important in American history, how do you think we got so many foreign geographical names? El Paso, San Antonio, Florida, Mesa, Presidio, Santiago, Sacramento, and San Diego hardly hit the tip of the iceberg.

"Nuestro Himno" was written for the benefit of non-citizens.

It was written in 1919 by the U.S. government before the idea of "illegal" humans existed, so I seriously doubt it.

Lastly, I leave you a quote Thomas Jefferson communicated to his nephew in 1787:
Spanish. Bestow great attention on this, and endeavor to acquire an accurate knowledge of it. Our future connections with Spain and Spanish America, will render that language a valuable acquisition. The ancient history of that part of America, too, is written in that language. I send you a dictionary.

It was important to Thomas Jefferson, the purchaser of the Louisiana Purchase, without a doubt important to the history of this nation.

You're the kind of person I wish to never encounter in the wild--I mean, real life. First of all, who gave you the right to deport natural-born citizens? Secondly, I can sing the national anthem in English, and very proudly so. Can you? If so, I pity you for the efforts it may have cost you to learn such a trick, you certainly haven't learned to write in the English language. I'm sorry, ma'am.

April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one the one hand the movement of the latino people on the other the star spangled slaveholders banner the misrable legacy of this counties conquest. a country built by racist colonial settlers who have used imigrant blood to build this country. the white house benifits just that white america the only true americans live on a reservation
im american by birth but of latino heritage and blood till i die
boriqua hasta la muerte

June 15, 2006  

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