While it will take a law to erase the song from our state code, Gov. Larry Hogan doesn’t have to wait for that glorious day to arrive before he can take action that would begin to put Maryland on the right side of history. He could request that the song not be sung at the Preakness Stakes horse race this fall. Perhaps only an instrumental version of the tune could be played.
Anything, even a moment of silence, would be better than hearing that dark dirge belted out one more time on national television.