Democrat Lawmaker Supports Call To Ban "Racist" National Anthem

California’s NAACP is pushing for state lawmakers to support a campaign to remove "The Star Spangled Banner" as the country’s national anthem.

In possibly the greatest 'virtue signal' yet, the organization last week began circulating among legislative offices two resolutions that passed at its state conference in October: one urging Congress to rescind “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon” as the national anthem, and another in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“We owe a lot of it to Kaepernick,” California NAACP President Alice Huffman said. “I think all this controversy about the knee will go away once the song is removed.”

The group says the song, which has been a point of controversy in the NFL, is “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon,”

As The Sacramento Bee reports, the kneeling protests have drawn attention to an infrequently-sung third verse from “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which includes the passage:

Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.

 

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

 

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave

Some interpretations of the lyrics conclude that they celebrate the deaths of black American slaves who joined British troops during the War of 1812 to gain their freedom. Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was a slave owner and fierce opponent of abolition who may have sparked the first race riot in Washington, D.C.

Huffman also told CBS that the song is “racist” and that it “doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people.”

Huffman said Congress, which adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem in 1931, should find a replacement that is not “another song that disenfranchises part of the American population.”

The California NAACP demands have found at least one lawmaker to support them, as The Daily Caller reports, Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis says he sees ‘nothing wrong’ with the California ACLU’s effort to ban the Star Spangled Banner as the country’s national anthem.

“Well, you know, one of the things about the Constitution that our forefathers wrote, and basically, there were none of our foremothers that were there. There were none of our fore-sisters there. There are changes that can take place and there is room to change,” he told TheDC Thursday.

Davis, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus went on to say, “Intellectually, if people continue to pursue this nation to become perfected,  then I see nothing wrong with that. I mean it was designed, I think they said, to form a more perfect union.”

But, as SacBee notes, at least one lawmaker is already opposed...

“Our flag and national anthem unite us as Americans,” Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Huntington Beach Republican who is running for governor, said in a statement. “Protesting our flag and national anthem sows division and disrespects the diverse Americans who have proudly fought and died for our country. Real social change can only happen if we work together as Americans first.”

Comments

hedgeless_horseman Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:45 Permalink

 I have a hard time discerning differences between racism and diversity.  Are we all the same, or not?  I say no.  Am I a racist?Or am I embracing diversity? Please, point out the racist lyrics. Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming; Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there: Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?  On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!  And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution! No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust": And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

jeff montanye SafelyGraze Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:22 Permalink

you bring up a very good point.  the most egregiously apartheid country in all the world is israel which conquered millions of palestinians in 1967, ruined their lives, their children's lives, their grandchildren's lives and is yet to give any of them the vote, not to mention a day's respite from persecution.don't see anyone dropping a knee over that. (i'd rather raise one swiftly) 

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Joe Mama 3 jeff montanye Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:58 Permalink

why all the down votes  ??????????  If tha mooslim dogs rose up and ran through Israel tomorrow I'd smoke and drink myself stupid and throw the biggest block party this neighborhood has ever seen !!!!!!!!!!!!!  then the realization that the jooz here would sink their filthy claws deeper than ever into the USA would drive me into the deepest depression ever known to man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Joe Mama 3 toady Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:53 Permalink

Maybe more of those kinda people could relate to " papa was a rolling stone"  !!!!!   But, really dough, Fransis Scott Key was a lawyer and a slave owner....................   Myth of da Nation is no different here or in oozebeckistan or wherever !!!!!!!!!!!God bless ya'll and God bless you for believing this shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!       Irwin Fletcher.

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fleur de lis jcaz Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:20 Permalink

Another misfit crybaby with too much free time, nothing to do but look for trouble under the bed, in an easy job with a good paycheck and bennies.What else has this star produced?Because being a general pest does not count as productive.Making loud noises for attention like a big baby does not count, either.She doesn't even have the brains to shut up and stay off the radar when she's on the gravy train getting paid for doing nothing.Does anyone have her school transcripts?She must have been an academic star. 

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GUS100CORRINA SumTing Wong Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:26 Permalink

Democrat Lawmaker Supports Call To Ban "Racist" National AnthemObservation: The SOCIAL FABRIC in AMERICA is unraveling.'EVERYONE IS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT IN THEIR OWN EYES' with complete disregard for NATIONAL and MORAL foundations.In the Book of Judges, this did not end well for Israel and it will not end well for America as well.The educational system in America is serving as the gates to HELL.

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Erek GUS100CORRINA Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:41 Permalink

FUCK YOU Colin KaepernickFUCK YOU Alice HuffmannFUCK YOU Danny Davis - What's this shit about foremothers and foresisters? How about foreskins?If you assholes don't like where you are the pack your shit and go some other place - like North Korea for example. Or maybe even they don't want any of your bullshit either. +1 For Travis Allen - Where the fuck are the rest of the politicos who should all be supporting our nation? No doubt waiting to see what happens before making a committment.

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waspwench Erek Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:35 Permalink

American blacks are obsessed with race,   It colours every aspect of their thinking.    It has an impact on everything they do.   It consumes so much of their time and energy that it is destroying them.   They see themselves as victims and it undermines them.   No-one can take any pride in themselves and their accomplishments if they feel always that they are the under dog.The jews use the victim label to further their own interests, but they do not actually believe it.   It is just a ploy.   The blacks do believe that they are victims, and no matter what privileges are accorded them, or what gains they make, they still see themselves as being victimised and ill-treated and they waste their lives feeling sorry for themselves and their energies on trying to change insignificant symbols such as the national anthem and statues.It is rather sad.

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robobbob BennyBoy Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:45 Permalink

AtB is a progressive ode to socialist utopian crap.
SPB, for all its glorifying sappiness, was paid for in blood. why they were fighting might be BS, but they were willing to pay the price for what they believed in.
I know which I consider a better theme song for an independent sovereign country, and which one is meaningless globalist mush.

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J S Bach pods Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:01 Permalink

The country of Liberia was set up to repatriate freed slaves to their mother continent.  I say we go back to that wise plan.  That way, we evil whites could keep our evil national anthem and the peace-loving simians can go back to their peace-loving original state of existence - swinging from trees, eating each other with dirt pies for dessert and fucking everything that moves while obtaining exotic jungle viruses from that practice.  Sounds like a plan to me.

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valjoux7750 hedgeless_horseman Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:55 Permalink

Seen that a few years ago pretty good watch. The naked guy is obviously under the command of general Butt Naked. Seriously that's what he called himself, and his whole outfit faught in the buff. It was a cover so nobody would know his name after the war. Before they went into combat they would sacrifice a human child and eat his heart for good luck.                                                                                                            Seeing  that the chimps on this side of the pond are only 4-5 generations removed from the jungle they should fit in soon enough.

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HillaryOdor pods Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:01 Permalink

It's amazing reading these quotes.  These clowns can barely talk."Intellectually, if people continue to pursue this nation to become perfected,  then I see nothing wrong with that."You want to know why I don't believe in democracy?  Read that sentence right there.  That quasi-literate moron was given power over me because a bunch of other semi-literate morons decided it should happen.  What a joke.

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair pods Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:14 Permalink

yep.

and it will never end because the (((critical theory/frankfurt school))) mode of thinking which has infected academia since the 1950s, really, can only destroy - never create.

Anything traditional or customary or majority is bad per se while anything aberrant, minority, anything bizarre is of inherent value.

It's one thing to gripe about legit issues involving race: cops do pull blacks over for no real reason more, blacks do get longer sentences...

But there's no real constructive endpoint here, just a neo-Bolshevists' hate of ethnic Europeans, and Christians.

Add to that the hetero and 'cisgendered' (ie the 99.6% of us not dealing with psychiatric issues around our gender)....

Its no accident Jews were most of the Frankfurt school and are wildly over-represented in the 'whiteness' critiques and open borders crowd even as they support Jewish ethnonepotism and racial ethnonationalism.

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2016/10/02/the-jewish-origins-of-t…

In short, these people find 'racism' everywhere because they seek and amplify only the negatives ONLY of European/Christian/males...

It distills to anti-White racism masquerading as 'justice'. It is the Potemkin socialism of the Bolshevik. Behind it are murderous authoritarian statists who crave power and wealth for themselves as they make white men the 'bourgeoisie' and evil per se while everyone else is a per se good victim...

Even victims like Jews, whose wildly disproportionate power and wealth and role in media, gov, and finance goes absolutely undiscussed by the Regressive Academic Left.

http://www.returnofkings.com/90815/how-the-cultural-marxists-of-the-fra…

http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_school

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10069

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