Hey, I am not the one who set these rules, dig it?
As God is my witness, today was the first that I had heard of this issue involving “Maryland My Maryland,” which is Maryland’s official song.
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who has sought to draw attention to his presidential bid by urging South Carolina to retire the Confederate battle flag, presided over a state for eight years whose official song expresses Confederate sympathies.
The song, with lyrics dating to the beginning of the Civil War, contains a plea for Maryland, a border state, to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy. In some verses rarely performed these days, President Abraham Lincoln is referred to as “the despot” and “the tyrant,” while the Union is called “Northern scum.”