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Dylan's God on Our Side: Should Be Ron Paul's Campaign Song

Sep 15, 2007

Joan Baez's 1966 performance of Bob Dylan's "With God On Our Side"...

The voice of angel. Dylan's words are the most powerful refutation of war as a moral instrument ever written.

Dylan first performed the song at Town Hall in New York City, April 12, 1963. Joan Baez took him by the hand and out on the stage of the Newport Folk Festival for an extraordinary performance of the song on July 25, 1963. You can see a clip from it in Martin Scorsese's 2005 No Direction Home bio-documentary of Dylan.

Here in 2007, the hope expressed at the end of the song that, "If God is on our side, He'll stop the next war," remains unfulfilled.

Ron Paul could make that happen.  So could Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, John Edwards, Bill Richardson - even Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and to a degree any of the other Democrats. They're all talking now about stopping this unconstitutional war, started in lies.

Ron Paul should use this song as a campaign song. So could Dennis Kucinich. I hope one of them does.

The lyrics are here.