On Multiculturalism

April 28, 2006

I have no problem with the national anthem being sung in a different language. I have a problem with words being changed. We’re still a melting point, more than ever. If you’re an American, you’re bringing your culture to this national soup. Part of that is language…..

I honestly and truly believe that if an American wants to sing the anthem it’s a matter of honor for that person to translate it in their native tongue.

Want to make it more “American”? I’d love to hear a version of the anthem sung in as many different languages as possible. Lets hear a suni-german-spanish-thai-urdu-filipino-cherokee-english version with a arabic-french-somali-navaho-gaelic version as a b-side.