Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws ...

Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Protests

There are 23 comments on the Cbs13.com story from Apr 28, 2006, titled Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Protests. In it, Cbs13.com reports that:

British music producer Adam Kidron says he just wanted to honor the millions of immigrants seeking a better life in the U.S. when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the national ...

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Kimberly Mears

United States

#1 Apr 28, 2006
I am appolled to think that someone would even think of altering OUR Star Spangled Banner. The song is meant for Americans to celebrate OUR freedom, not theirs. I'm sick to death of altering everything here in the U.S. to accomodate the illegal aliens to make them feel like they fit in-because they don't. I'm also tired of having Mexican culture stuck down my throat-if I wanted to learn about it, I would go to Mexico. If they are living in the U.S. they can listen to our version of any song, especially the Star Spangled Banner & like it if they choose to live here. I will not have our heritage changed or altered due to their whining. If they don't like it they need to go back to Mexico!
Oshea

United States

#2 Apr 28, 2006
"A rose by any other word would smell as sweet."
Calm down lady, no one's gonna force you to listen to it or sing it. Don't be angry at something illegal immigrants didn't do. it was produced by a Briton and its being sung by mostly Puerto Ricans(Americans) and Wyclef Jean. Go re-read the article before posting next time
blazintrail

Winter Park, FL

#3 May 8, 2006
You are a racist b****! No one told YOU to listen to it! Just listen to the English version if you have a problem! And, do you speak English - the word is appalled - not apolled - its surprising that the average American can barely utter some disjointed sentences and call it English. England should be ashamed that America says it speaks English - at least the latino know how to spell in their language :)
richard

Lytle Creek, CA

#4 May 8, 2006
Kimberly Mears wrote:
I am appolled to think that someone would even think of altering OUR Star Spangled Banner. The song is meant for Americans to celebrate OUR freedom, not theirs. I'm sick to death of altering everything here in the U.S. to accomodate the illegal aliens to make them feel like they fit in-because they don't. I'm also tired of having Mexican culture stuck down my throat-if I wanted to learn about it, I would go to Mexico. If they are living in the U.S. they can listen to our version of any song, especially the Star Spangled Banner & like it if they choose to live here. I will not have our heritage changed or altered due to their whining. If they don't like it they need to go back to Mexico!
Do you even Know The Words? I bet 3/4 of you nascar,beer drinking slobs don't...see ya at the races babbling some bull shit sounds like your singing "Jose can you see?"
KaLeigh GAL

Arcadia, FL

#5 May 22, 2007
I think that its a good idea as long as theyre not changing the words to this or the meaning of the song.
Infamous Gangsta

UK

#6 May 22, 2007
The white people were originally British immigrants. Your whole country is made up of immigrants. What about the native americans?
Chingon

Glen Head, NY

#8 Aug 13, 2007
The Star Spangled Banner has been sang in many diffent languages by many difrrent immigrants. So, it's really common. They only reason people are upset is becuase it was sung in Spanish. Get over it. Another thing, Mexican culture has bee in America longer than most of our families have been here. The entire SW United States was once part of Mexico, that is why you have a large number of them in that area.
latina

Hardesty, OK

#9 Jul 26, 2008
well i think its ok for other nationality's to have there version of the star spangled banner i think alot of ya are just racist and i dont like that i have alot of mexican family that sing the star spangled banner at soccer games if it were ya ya sure wouldnt be so angry about it ya racist B***ts!!!!!
Heather

Wichita, KS

#10 Jul 28, 2008
i think the theory of a spanish star spangled banner could be a mistake. There is no absolute reason to make it into anoher language. Its almost like making a spanish flag in the U.S. almost as a recognition of spanish citizens/immagants. I think the biggest problem is that us citizians have to learn spanish to get paid much more as a bi-legual speaker. It might sound rude but, if you go back to history our forfathers learned a certain leguage. also many other speaking laguages learned to speak english. In japan i was required to learn their leguage. I dont think its a bad idea but its setting us up for disaster
Heather

Wichita, KS

#11 Jul 28, 2008
blazintrail wrote:
You are a racist b****! No one told YOU to listen to it! Just listen to the English version if you have a problem! And, do you speak English - the word is appalled - not apolled - its surprising that the average American can barely utter some disjointed sentences and call it English. England should be ashamed that America says it speaks English - at least the latino know how to spell in their language :)
its not how you spell but, but how you use your words correctly! English language is basically all the languages put together. maybe study on the english history before you jump into conclusions
buck

United States

#12 Jul 31, 2008
Heather wrote:
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its not how you spell but, but how you use your words correctly! English language is basically all the languages put together. maybe study on the english history before you jump into conclusions
How could you imply that spelling is not important? Yes, the English language did derive from different languages put together, but the modern English was basically set by Dr. Samuel Johnson an English man (from England) who published the first dictionary. Making spelling extremely important to the use of words.
Maria

Truckee, CA

#13 Aug 21, 2008
Seriously, don't people get tired of taking everything that the Latino community does the wrong way? Even when it means paying respect to this country people whine and bitch!!!
The purpose of the song is not to take the place of English version of the song, nor to do away with the English language.
I have yet to meet one single Hispanic or Hispanic-American who doesn't want to speak English. I have met a lot of Hispanic immigrants who because of their heavy work schedules and their lack of economic resources, can't afford to exert too much energy into learning English. If people in this country have such a problem with people not understanding or speaking English then why don't they finance their English education?

That being said, the purpose of this song is so that the people who do not grasp the English language can still feel the patriotism and the honor that we feel when we think of the US. The point is not to erase an aspect of our American culture (the English language) but so that others can understand and respect the beauty of the homeland. But I guess that is something we don't want? Are you telling me that we don't want other people to understand the beauty of our country simply because they don't speak English?

"English translation:

Verse 1

It's sunrise. Do you see by the light of the dawn

What we proudly hailed last nightfall?

Its stars, its stripes

yesterday streamed

above fierce combat

a symbol of victory

the glory of battle, the march toward liberty.

Throughout the night, they proclaimed: "We will defend it!"

Chorus

Tell me! Does its starry beauty still wave

above the land of the free,

the sacred flag?

Verse 2

Its stars, its stripes,

Liberty, we are the same.

We are brothers in our anthem.

In fierce combat, a symbol of victory

the glory of battle,

(My people fight on)

the march toward liberty.

(The time has come to break the chains.)

Throughout the night they proclaimed: "We will defend it!"

Tell me! Does its starry beauty still wave

above the land of the free,

the sacred flag?"

There is the translation. It doesn't translate well into English, like a literal translation of the English version wouldn't translate perfectly into Spanish, but if you read them in their respect context the message is still the same, and they both bring a tear to my eye when I think of the red, white, and blue
Rebecca

United States

#15 Aug 28, 2008
The hatred towards Spanish people in this country is driving me crazy! WTF does it accomplish? We are all immigrants. what the hell is so wrong with hearing and speaking other languages? People all over the world do it all the time. I think some people feel threatened because they think they are to stupid to learn another language. I am a caucasian native born American and I am sick of being compared to these haters too! I never hated blacks either growing up. I don't hate immigrants either. Ithink it makes life more interesting. Let's not put everyone in a box.
Dragon

San Diego, CA

#16 Sep 2, 2008
Kimberly Mears wrote:
I am appolled to think that someone would even think of altering OUR Star Spangled Banner. The song is meant for Americans to celebrate OUR freedom, not theirs. I'm sick to death of altering everything here in the U.S. to accomodate the illegal aliens to make them feel like they fit in-because they don't. I'm also tired of having Mexican culture stuck down my throat-if I wanted to learn about it, I would go to Mexico. If they are living in the U.S. they can listen to our version of any song, especially the Star Spangled Banner & like it if they choose to live here. I will not have our heritage changed or altered due to their whining. If they don't like it they need to go back to Mexico!
Racist!!

“Soy un criminal!”

Since: Jul 08

Avenal, CA

#18 Sep 5, 2008
Dragon wrote:
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Racist!!
"Racist"? That's the best you can do?

No wonder you people keep failing the high school exit exam...
Dragon

San Diego, CA

#19 Sep 29, 2008
Cerdos Mexicanos Gordos wrote:
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"Racist"? That's the best you can do?
No wonder you people keep failing the high school exit exam...
Yeah not bad for someone with a master degree in engineering! Sometimes things are best said with just one word.

“Soy un criminal!”

Since: Jul 08

Avenal, CA

#20 Oct 1, 2008
Dragon wrote:
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Yeah not bad for someone with a master degree in engineering! Sometimes things are best said with just one word.
A "master" degree? Are you trying to spell "master's degree"? What was the subject of your master's thesis?
Dragon

San Diego, CA

#21 Oct 3, 2008
Cerdos Mexicanos Gordos wrote:
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A "master" degree? Are you trying to spell "master's degree"? What was the subject of your master's thesis?
What is yours?
Dragon

San Diego, CA

#22 Oct 3, 2008
Cerdos Mexicanos Gordos wrote:
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A "master" degree? Are you trying to spell "master's degree"? What was the subject of your master's thesis?
I thought this was a forum not an english class? Let me teach you some spanish. You probably know only one language anyway.!Draga leche!!mandito pendejo! You see spanish put exclamations in front of the sentence so that you know how to address the sentence.

“Soy un criminal!”

Since: Jul 08

Avenal, CA

#23 Oct 3, 2008
Dragon wrote:
<quoted text>I thought this was a forum not an english class? Let me teach you some spanish. You probably know only one language anyway.!Draga leche!!mandito pendejo! You see spanish put exclamations in front of the sentence so that you know how to address the sentence.
To sum it all up, you were talking out of your a** about having ANY type of college degree. Thought so.

"Spanish" should always begin with an upper-case letter.

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