America… the land of the free and the home of the brave. At least that’s what we hear when we sing the National Anthem. Wait… are we still allowed to sing that song and express our patriotism? I know we are still the home of the brave, but it’s become clearer that we are no longer the land of the free. Just ask “former” middle school football coach Bryan Glover, who wrote a song about Barack Obama and sent it to people on his e-mail list. Where did this expression of free speech land him? The unemployment line, that’s where.
As reported by OneNewsNow.com, Glover, a 26-year-old Christian, co-wrote the song “When You’re Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail.” The song “takes a dig at the current administration and what he believes to be the wrong moves for the U.S.” According to the report, Glover sent the song to everyone in his personal e-mail list, “which included parents from Grassland Middle School, where he coached football.”
That’s when the trouble began. Within 90 minutes of sending out the song, Glover heard from his head coach that parents were asking that Glover be fired.
“When the coach first called me, he said his phone was blown up with parents saying that I was being politically incorrect — quote, unquote — if you will, and that some of them were even reading into racial overtones in the song,” Glover explains.
This is just crazy. Listen to the song for yourself and see if there is ANY reference to race in it at all. Why do people have to knee-jerk and claim racism just because someone doesn’t like Obama? It’s because they are so enamored with him and his socialist programs that they think anyone who doesn’t like him must be a racist.
The web site which promotes Glover’s song describes it as “the political song that lampoons the progressive agenda of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid administration, and encourages us to set things straight in November!” The lyrics can be viewed here.
So, we have a 26-year-old assistant football coach who is quite creative and who is tired of Obama and his policies. He writes a song, and, as the news report indicates, he sends a link the song to everyone in his “personal e-mail list.” Thus, he wasn’t taking class time or practice time to tell students about his political views. He was on his on time, with his own computer, sending to his own list. And now he is fired? Come on people! If you don’t like it, complain to the man directly. Ask him to take you off his list or something. But this is just crazy.
The song title is fitting. In today’s climate, too many people have hammers and rather than use common sense, they simply start swinging.