An NAACP chapter in California is on a mission to have the United States' anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" banned because they claim that it is a "racist" song.
California and Hawaii NAACP president Alice Huffman brought up the idea at a recent NAACP state convention -- along with two resolutions to support Colin Kaepernick and to censure President Donald Trump after he used profanity toward NFL players who knelt during the anthem.
The proposal is not intended to disrespect the flag, Huffman said.
"We're not trying to protest the flag at all," Huffman said. "We're protesting this racist song that has caused so much controversy in America, and we're just trying to get it removed. So, whatever comes out in the future as a national anthem, we can all stand proudly and sing it."
Huffman is referring to the rarely sung third stanza of "The Star-Spangled Banner":
"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."
"If you look at it, there's no way you can think it meant anything great for African-Americans," Huffman said.
Air Force veteran, Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, disagrees.
"I love the national anthem," Peterson said. "It gives me chills every time I hear it."
First of all, any American knows that the third verse of the "Star Spangled Banner" is rarely, if ever, played in public. In fact, the vast majority of Americans have probably never even heard this verse, so it's ridiculous to suggest that the entire anthem be banned simply because of this part of the song.
The leftwing has already successfully used "white guilt" to erase history by taking down numerous memorials and monuments to the Confederacy.
When the NAACP wastes time on ridiculous agendas like banning the National Anthem, it only gives the group less credibility and makes it less likely that it will be listened to in situations where they are calling out true racism.
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