“Rose Tattoo,” lead track from the Dropkick Murphys‘ 2012 album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, contains the following lyrics:
This one’s for my family name
With pride I’ll wear it to the grave
In 2021, what percentage of Americans would make that statement?
How many would choose their family name over their political party? If they had a choice, how many would print something else on their gravestones?
How many around the world?
Perhaps these questions shouldn’t be presented to the young.