This is America and we have Freedom of Speech and that includes Music. There was nothing wrong in Bruce Springsteen singing Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son at the Concert for Valor.
If you’re young enough that you don’t remember the Vietnam War, rich kids got to buy their way out of serving their country, while some other kids claimed Conscientious Objector Status or went to Canada to avoid the Draft, but many went to Vietnam when their draft number was up because they thought it was the right thing to do.
Not everyone believes in war.
The conservatives are reacting very stridently and very angrily that Bruce Springsteen chose to sing this song at the Mall on Veterans Day, this past Monday.
I am sharing the song with you, and I am saying that everyone in America has the right to choose whether they serve in the military or not. That’s what America is about — Freedom.