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jdee 09-Nov-17
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70lbdraw 09-Nov-17
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Rhody 09-Nov-17
Woods Walker 09-Nov-17
From: jdee
09-Nov-17
WTF now the California NAACP wants the national anthem to be replaced because it is racist. I saw a guy on TV say ....leave it alone it's like saying a Rembrant or Van go painting needs to be redone because the lady in the painting's nose looks to big.

From: NvaGvUp
09-Nov-17
Yeah, I saw that as well.

Disgusting.

Most of the anthem is about a battle to protect the flag. The rest of the song is about protecting our nation.

WTF is racist about that?

From: 70lbdraw
09-Nov-17
Your "thoughts and prayers" are also under attack. These idiots are grasping at straws! Where does it end? !

From: NvaGvUp
09-Nov-17
They picked California to try this.

No surprise there at all.

From: one-eye
09-Nov-17
I wish that all 4 verses would be performed more often.

The Star-Spangled Banner

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, 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 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 wiped 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: 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 homes and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-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!

From: HDE
09-Nov-17
Who gives a damn what the Cali NAACP thinks!!??

From: JTV
09-Nov-17
NAACP is racist in itself ... nothing but a bunch of white haters ... they are right there with the Black Panthers and the Louie Farrakahn cult ...

From: Tiger-Eye
09-Nov-17
No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:

I have heard rumbling in the past that this verse causes some concern.. Taken at face value it may be a bit offsetting however in context I don't believe it is. It is the United States that is the refuge of hireling and slave, (Servants to the King of England) and that the flag flies over the land of the free (the US is free of England's influence and its people are free)

The words and sentence structure are difficult at best, and probably confuses the hell out of the illiterate.

From: Rhody
09-Nov-17
Well, it is a problem for the illiterates when you have emotional reactions to words and completely miss the conveyance of what had happened and the strength of a people to persevere. To which this poem was written about.

Liberalism is a mental disease that takes away the ability to be in present time and only react to the world around oneself with bankrupt emotional policies that reduce personal freedoms for all....

From: Woods Walker
09-Nov-17

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