Controversy over the National Anthem

I’ve seen several articles today about changing the National Anthem. Are you freaking serious!? The country we are living in today is not one that I think our founding fathers expected. This country may have its roots in slavery, but we can’t let that past define who we are as a people now. If people want to change the anthem, what’s stopping them from changing the flag to represent the socialist country that we are becoming? If you stop talking about race, you end racism once and for all. Stop making it about a white man and a black man. Make it about this good man and this bad man. I can not believe that I am growing up in a world that thinks a song written over a hundred years ago is offensive and racist. This song represents not only our freedom, but is a tribute to the millions and millions of veterans that have and are serving. You can’t claim to be American and then kneel for the anthem. It’s a disgrace flat out. I have asked several people, both vets and civilians, and all but one has agreed at how disrespectful it is to kneel. Kneeling is for the cross and nothing else.

Unfortunately, this is just another political stunt by the democrats to leverage more upheaval, which in turn leads to votes. I hate to see that something as simple as a symbol of our freedom has now come under fire.

As Americans, we must push through this and prevail. Protect this symbol because eventually it won’t just be a symbol of freedom that is gone. It will be our actual freedom. Rise up America, and let’s be that great country we were before all this mess was started.

*Thank you to Luke Michaels for the flag photo.