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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Two National Anthems?

From Channel News in Denver:

Mayor John Hickenlooper's annual State of the City address may get more attention for what wasn't included than what was.
“I don’t think it’s fair artistic expression,” said Gov. Bill Ritter (D-Colorado) of the incident. He made the comments on The Mike Rosen Show on 850 KOA on Wednesday.
At the start of the event Tuesday morning, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem.
Instead, she performed the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," which is also known as the "black national anthem."
When she finished, the audience responded with mild applause. The national anthem was never performed.
Governor Bill Ritter (D-Colorado) discussed the incident on The Mike Rosen Show on 850 KOA on Wednesday morning, calling it "inappropriate."
"I don't think it's fair artistic expression," said Ritter.
Ritter went on to say he felt Marie's actions were "wrong" and "outside the bounds."
"It certainly is operating as a distraction," said Ritter.
Marie told 9NEWS she kept her plans to switch songs quiet until the very last moment. She says only she, her husband and a friend knew she was going to sing something other than the "Star-Spangled Banner."

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1 comment:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

All one has to do is attend a football game at a "traditionally black college" to see the manifest hatred for the United States resident in much of the Negro community.

A recent example was at a game between two black colleges, Hampton and Norfolk State. When the National Anthem was played, a third of the crowd (mostly students) did not rise, or if they stood they turned their backs and kept talking as the Anthem was played. This behavior is given tacit, if not explicit approval, by the administration of these schools.

While fair minded White Americans do not want to judge an entire population by such, now widespread contemptuous actions, it is prudent for those who love America to be aware and indeed be wary of the specter of Black hatred for anything seen as, "White America" including all of our national traditions and cultural icons.