Letter: Don't change the fight song

Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

On Tuesday night, the Associated Students of the University of Utah voted to send a resolution to the University of Utah president supporting changes to the Utah Fight Song, apparently succumbing to the "politically correct" philosophy, "If it offends someone, anyone, change it, tear it down, or destroy it."

I agree wholeheartedly with Amy Donaldson, sports writer for the Deseret News; "Altering 'Utah Man' lyrics is not an option."

If the song offends you, you have two options: 1) Don't sing it, or 2) as Amy says, "Write a new one." The song wasn't written to offend anyone but to inspire Utah athletic teams and fans to achieve greatness, and it has done so for over 100 years. Please don't mess with it!

Elmer C. Newman


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