This song came out after the Dixie Chicks were vilified for objecting to the second Gulf War on stage in London. It became an anthem during the later years of the administration as Bush lost support. Almost ten years later, it still has some power. Freedom doesn’t mean much if you don’t use it and accept the risks like they did.
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