Leftists slam the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ as a symbol of racism – where does this end?

Anti-American leftist fascists aren’t satisfied with tearing down historical monuments. They’re now slamming the national anthem as a racist “neo-Confederate” symbol.

Keep in mind that liberals never raised this issue during the 8-year presidency of Barack Obama — the nation’s first black president. No, they waited until eight months into President Trump’s tenure to denounce the Star Spangled Banner as a symbol of racism.

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Leftists mocked President Trump for singing along to the national anthem. (Photo: BizPac Review screengrab)

Here’s the inane liberal argument: Writer Jefferson Morley claims “neo-Confederates elevated ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ from patriotic tune to national anthem as a way of honoring Southern slaveowners’ rebellion.”

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Morley offers no proof for his race-baiting assertions, which originally appeared in the liberal activist website Alternet and was republished by Salon.

That reminds me: Shouldn’t Jefferson Morley change or disavow his “racist” name because it invokes the memory of noted slaveholder Thomas Jefferson? Just sayin’.

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Jefferson Morley. (Image: screengrab)

The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 to memorialize the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

The War of 1812 was between British and American forces and their allies. They were not fighting over slavery

When writing the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key recalled being filled with awe after noticing that the U.S. flag at Fort McHenry had survived an 1,800-bomb assault.

The U.S. national anthem is a tribute to the American flag; it’s not ode for or against slavery.

Moreover, the music for the Star Spangled Banner was composed by John Stafford Smith in 1773 — almost a century before the Civil War. Trying to retroactively tie the national anthem to the pro-slavery movement defies logic.

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So what’s next? Should we tear down the White House (which Barack Obama blithely lived in for eight years) since it was built by slaves?

Here are the lyrics to the national anthem, which has been sung for decades by patriotic Americans of all colors — including the military and Olympic athletes proud to represent the United States.

The Star Spangled Banner (lyrics by Francis Scott Key in 1814; music by John Stafford Smith in 1773)

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 rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O 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, over the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, 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.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause 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!

Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. Based in New York City, she is a law school graduate and a financial editor.
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