National Anthem is a racist song--change it!

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Clanci

Yorktown, VA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
This is the land of the Indians and home of diversity, not white people. Indians had it stolen from thenm by whites. Slavery, like Will Sessoms said, was the white man's biggest sin. We need to change or at least get rid of the bigoted National anthem.

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#2 Dec 4, 2012
oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hail at the twilights last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilious fights over the ram parts we watched were so galantly streaming and the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave

which part is racist?
Hampton U Grad

Yorktown, VA

#3 Dec 6, 2012
I always thought the the song was a waste of time before games. It has stupid lyrics if you really read them, written by white bigots. It should be done away with at ALL public events and by Law, no public school should be allowed to play it. Will Sessoms needs to step up and do away with it at public VB events.
Evolved Constitution

Yorktown, VA

#4 Dec 8, 2012
We live in an evolving World Order. The Constitution is outdated and like guns, 2nd Amendment, need to be changed. As for past songs during History, I see no need for them as well. We have more important things than singing some dusty lyrics. Let's evolve;
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#5 Dec 11, 2012
Hampton U Grad wrote:
I always thought the the song was a waste of time before games. It has stupid lyrics if you really read them, written by white bigots. It should be done away with at ALL public events and by Law, no public school should be allowed to play it. Will Sessoms needs to step up and do away with it at public VB events.
Written by white bigots? Really? Got proof? Or are you just another gutless race-baiting poverty pimp? It would appear so. Go Away, smelly cockroach!!
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Evolved Constitution wrote:
We live in an evolving World Order. The Constitution is outdated and like guns, 2nd Amendment, need to be changed. As for past songs during History, I see no need for them as well. We have more important things than singing some dusty lyrics. Let's evolve;
BS. We don't need Neanderthal stooges like you. The concept of rights and liberties is lost on a bigot like you.
Elmer

Yorktown, VA

#7 Dec 15, 2012
wow tay can tu see...
your stupid

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Dec 18, 2012
Its called tradition and your called and idiot. Your probably a worthless lazy focker that pulls the race card every time something doesnt go your way. Get over it. The race war ended stupid. Get a job and quit makin excuses.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Dec 19, 2012
Evolved Constitution wrote:
We live in an evolving World Order. The Constitution is outdated and like guns, 2nd Amendment, need to be changed. As for past songs during History, I see no need for them as well. We have more important things than singing some dusty lyrics. Let's evolve;
The 2nd amendment was designed to prevent tyranny. In countries such as England, Australia and Japan guns have been banned and there is no tyranny in those countries. America needs to follow their lead and ban the private ownership of firearms. Americans are tired of their innocent children being massacred by NRA gun nuts. President Obama, America BEGS you. Please begin the process of banning firearms in our country so our children can be safe once again. Don't let the 20 children massacred in Newtown, Conn. to have died in vain.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Dec 19, 2012
your stupid wrote:
Its called tradition and your called and idiot. Your probably a worthless lazy focker that pulls the race card every time something doesnt go your way. Get over it. The race war ended stupid. Get a job and quit makin excuses.
The race war ended?!? What planet are you living on? Racism is alive and well in America. It's known as the Republican party.
Black Islam of VB

Yorktown, VA

#11 Dec 26, 2012
Support the Black Nation of Islam, chapter in Virginia Beach. Let's take what is ours.
Guest

Jackson, MO

#12 Jan 1, 2013
Evolved Constitution wrote:
We live in an evolving World Order. The Constitution is outdated and like guns, 2nd Amendment, need to be changed. As for past songs during History, I see no need for them as well. We have more important things than singing some dusty lyrics. Let's evolve;
In a sense the Constitution did evolve and change. Do you remember the Bill of Rights? Historically the Constitution has been amended 27 times.
slickster14

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Jan 3, 2013
You know you dont have to live here

“broke out”

Since: Jan 13

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Jan 13, 2013
the song isn't racist obviously. the poster was trying to stir up a heated argument
Ruwack

Seattle, WA

#16 Feb 25, 2013
A simple fact check of the lyrics will reveal the third verse/paragraph;

"...No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:..."

Unfortunately most folks lack the knowledge that that verse refers to those held as "slaves" that wanted or did fight on the side of the British for the promise of freedom. History reveals that this verse was in response to that scenario.
So if "slave" was synonymous with so called "Black" folks, then yes it is racism. If "slave" was not, then it is merely insensitive but not necessarily racist.

Know your history
Drink Coffe not Tea

Virginia Beach, VA

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Move to Canada.
Ruwack

Seattle, WA

#18 Feb 28, 2013
Drink Coffe not Tea wrote:
Move to Canada.
You know, considering the history of these united States and the current state of affairs; I am considering a move.
I appreciate the supportive energy. Be well.
Tiny Titans

Yorktown, VA

#19 Mar 23, 2013
(Shouting)I HATE THE STUPID SONG AND YES, IT HOLDS UP THE nfl GAMES! It was written by white bigots and the NFL is all black. It is an in your face song to offend the Latin, Africans, and Indians.

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