Let’s be clear: there’s only ONE national anthem for the United States.
It’s called “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and it was written by Francis Scott Key, who penned it after watching the British bombard Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
It’s the national anthem for ALL Americans, regardless of race, color, or creed.
Regardless of whether your ancestors came to the United States in chains or your family emigrated here AFTER slavery had ended, if you’re a citizen of the United States, then your National Anthem is the Star-Spangled Banner.
End of story.
“But… but that song doesn’t speak to me or my people! It was written by a white man who owned slaves! How can that represent anything but racism, bigotry, and oppression?!”
Well, you probably only say that probably you don’t know the history of Francis Scott Key himself. Because while the composer of the Anthem did own slaves, he freed them all—and one of those slaves even continued to work for him as a paid employee.
But regardless of the facts of the life of the composer himself, the national anthem isn’t something that should considered to be divisive…and before the rise of the Social Justice Warrior, it was always something that united us and brought us together.
And the Left has always hated that.
There Is But ONE National Anthem
For example, when Whitney Houston sang it at the Super Bowl after the initiation of Operation Desert Storm, it was a great moment in Americanism and unity.
That song became a HIT because of how good it made people feel, and millions of people paid for copes after the game.
However, it’s those SJWs that are dividing the country now, and the National Anthem is one of their most hated targets. With each passing day, they’re forcing more and more organizations to bend to their will or face the wrath of the cancel culture. At the forefront of the campaign against the Anthem, in response to years of player protests, the NFL has decided that they will play the “Black National Anthem” at their games as well.
“Lift Every Voice And Sing” will now be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” at NFL games, further driving a wedge between Black Americans and the rest of our country—because for some reason 13% of the population needs to be represented on their own.
Now, to be fair, the song is beautiful and has a great message.
But it’s NOT the unifying theme that America needs right now. It simply plays into the divisiveness that is so prevalent amongst many aspects of our society.
I guess if we’re going to cut right down to the quick, the idea of having a “Black” national anthem is racist.
How’s it racist?
Because it separates us by race instead of uniting us as a country!
Discrediting the work we’ve done since the end of slavery and alienating other races, colors, and ethnicities isn’t a good way forward?
How The Black National Anthem Divides Us On Color
If Black Americans get their own song and get it played at every game in the NFL, where’s the national anthem for all of the other ethnic groups that have experienced discrimination?
What about Latin-Americans?
What about Asian Americans?
What about Native Americans?
What about Irish Americans?
All of these ethnic groups have gone through some kind of oppression in America. Even Italian Americans had it rough in the early part of the 20th Century, so, where’s their national anthem?
And if they were to announce anthems for each group…where exactly are these “nations” located? Aren’t they all equally American?
Is each and every ethnic group going to get their own anthem?
Because if so, they’re going to have to make these games a LOT longer.
Bottom line, this shouldn’t even be a conversation we’re having. There is no Black national anthem, there is no Latino national anthem, there is no national anthem for Native Americans, Italians, or Irish.
There is simply ONE national anthem, a song that unites all colors, all races, all ethnicities of Americans under one song…
Under one flag…
Under one God.
With Liberty and justice for ALL.
“I can’t claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don’t know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.” – Ronald Reagan