Saturday, May 15, 2010
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory...
Wikipedia background on The Battle Hymn of the Republic
The world has changed. This was a battle hymn sung by marching Union soldiers back in the day when southern whites reviled the Republican party and newly freed slaves loved it. Political opinions were strong then too. People were deeply divided about slavery, states rights and abolition. States rights advocates wanted to reserve their right to chose. Others saw the rights of the individual life as having more merit. Echoes of the warring between pro-life and pro-choice factions today.