Gen X warning. The following refers 1970s educational animated shorts that ran between the cartoons Saturday morning on ABC. My non-US readers might be tickled that a better part of a generation (probably) can still sing the preamble to the federal Constitution.
In Schoolhouse Rock! terms, I was more of a Verb: That’s What’s Happening, Naughty Number Nine or Sufferin’ Till Suffrage (“Lucretia! Lucretia Mott!”) kid. Or even the esoteric romp into base twelve math, Little Twelvetoes.
Hubby bought me the two-DVD omnibus for Christmas. Even now I’m singing along to Unpack Your Adjectives.Â
But the one that keeps running through my head is No More Kings, a little ditty about American self-determination in the face of a tyrannical and unrepresentative government. Not the strongest tune, but it just seems so right right now. Surely that little lesson in liberty was planted widely . . . .
The official — ugh, get a designer — page on No More Kings with song downloadÂ