Professional athletes say the national anthem protests are rooted in police brutality and racial oppression, but the end game as represented by the left’s embrace of these protests seems to be more about doing away with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
An effort that now has the support of at least one Democratic congressman.
Disciples of the left’s extreme critical race theory have long declared that the national anthem is a racist song, citing an obscure third verse that mentions “the hireling and slave,” but U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is now tagging the anthem as sexist too.
Davis, a lawmaker from Illinois, told The Daily Caller there’s “nothing wrong” with a California NAACP effort to have state lawmakers ban the anthem.
California NAACP president Alice Huffman said “we’re just trying to get it removed.”
“It’s racist,” she said of the national anthem. “It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people,” according to CBS News.
And Davis supports that stance.
“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,” Davis said.
The Congressional Black Caucus member doesn’t seem to grasp that Francis Scott Key, who wrote the anthem, wasn’t a Founding Father.
But Davis is all about exploiting the noble intent of the men who founded America for political gain.
“Intellectually, if people continue to pursue this nation to become perfected, then I see nothing wrong with that,” he said. “I mean it was designed, I think they said, to form a more perfect union.”
“They didn’t say that it was perfect at the time,” Davis added. “But they did say that we could continue to pursue perfection. And if they’re individuals who think that we can make the national anthem more perfect in terms of the goals and objectives of this country then I say so be it.”
Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay stopped short of calling for a ban, but told The Daily Caller the group has “a right to object to any stances in the national anthem that they find objectionable and racist.”
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