Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
A discussion of Dr. Demento in one of the Facebook groups to which I belong included a mention of Alan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." A fine song from the musical satirist whose work was one of the highlights of my pre-teen years, but not my favorite.
Here are a few I liked better. First, a stirring anthem of the French Revolution:
Next, a romantic ballad of Victorian England:
And finally, a medley, beginning with a beloved Irish folk song: