Typical. It never ends, so we must never quit.

Via Todd Starnes.

Nearly 200 high school hockey teams in Pennsylvania have been advised to eliminate the national anthem because it takes too much time to perform and costs too much money.

“We are recommending the national anthem not be played or sung or whatever it is,” Ed Sam, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League told Fox News. “It has absolutely nothing to do with patriotism at all. That’s the furthest thing from the truth.”

Schools were notified of the directive in an email from the PIHL. He said teams are only allotted a certain amount of time to play matches. Sam also said it had to do with economics. He said ice time is quite expensive and the national anthem eats into the clock.

“Ice is very, very hard to get and it’s not cheap,” he told television station KDKA, noting that it costs upwards of $300 per hour for schools to rent ice rinks.

The decision has been met with fierce opposition. Many hockey fans said the national anthem should remain.

This section is for comments from tammybruce.com's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Tammy agrees with or endorses any particular comment just because she lets it stand.
7 Comments | Leave a comment
  1. midget says:

    Reading this on Veterans Day, after watching “Band of Brothers”,and a series on TBN “WW2-The Providence of God”,and after the election debacle, I feel that much more of this kind of patriotic betrayal will continue.Will future generations even learn about what these brave people died for? Not to mention the living wounded that have to relive how they got their scars. It reminds me how Great Britain turned their backs on Winston Churchill right after the war to place their hopes on unions and socialism.
    On D-Day, on Omaha Beach, 24 men from the town of Bedford, Virginia suffered the worst casualties of any city in the USA. 17 died, 7 were wounded.The last survivor just died at age 94.I for one, will never forget the Bedford Boys or the 101st Airborne “screaming eagles” or any of those heroes, no matter how many things they take away from us.

  2. midget says:

    And I know that none of the TAMS will ever forget either.

  3. Chuck says:

    Assuming singing the anthem takes a minute and a half, $7.00 per game is a cheap price compared to the blood that was spilled by the troops as a sacrifice to preserve our national symbols.

    I suggest to take the money out of Mr. Sam’s salary to pay for it.

  4. n9zf says:

    I suppose with the savings from not playing our National Anthem, that the school can then afford to purchase copies of The Sayings of Dear Leader for students to meditate on?

  5. Alain41 says:

    Fordham U. Republicans uninvited Ann Coulter due to pressure.

    “…Fordham University president Joseph McShane, S.J., faulted campus College Republicans for inviting Ann Coulter to speak, saying that her rhetoric appeals to the “darker side” of human nature.

    “To say that I am disappointed with the judgment and maturity of the College Republicans, however, would be a tremendous understatement,” McShane said in a statement emailed to the university (the Young America’s Foundation has the email here). “There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature.”

    McShane stated explicitly that the school would not interfere with the CRs right to host Coulter…”


  6. @midget,

    Beautifully said. I too will never forget the Bedford boys. Nor will I ever forget the 5 months my father spent being marched around Germany as a POW, Dec. 1944-April 1945, during one of the coldest winters on record. He came very close to starving to death before being liberated. Later, he could never talk about it except for telling a couple of stories, choking up every time. If something like this ever comes to Oklahoma I will stand up and sing it all by myself if I have to.

    And by God, the game will wait till I finish. God bless America.

  7. midget says:

    Cons Pup- God Bless your Dad and all the families that suffered for this country.

You must be logged in to post a comment.