Jim Clyburn might be the man responsible for saving Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Way back in early 2020, Biden was failing in the primaries. It was Clyburn who stumped for the man in South Carolina, where Biden got his first win. From there, the Democrats conspired to squeeze out the rest of the candidates.
Now, the congressman is coming out again, thinking his influence can extend past SC. He wants us to forget about the National Anthem we’ve loved for years—to something that highlights only one group.
From USA Today:
Clyburn, the House majority whip, plans to introduce a measure as early as this week that would make “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, the national hymn and give it a special place alongside the country’s anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“The gesture itself would be an act of healing. Everybody can identify with that song.”
Uh, this is one you’re going to have a hard time wrapping your head around. Clyburn claims a song considered to be the “Black National Anthem” (a term that is, by its nature, divisive) should become a “national hymn.”
He claims that forcing everyone to embrace this song alongside “The Star-Spangle Banner” would be “an act of healing.”
For who? “Lift Every Voice and Sing” isn’t in and of itself a bad son. But when you designated the “National Anthem” for just one group within the country, doesn’t that make it exclusive from everyone else?
Consider the fact our current National Anthem does not reference any race or skin color. Instead, it celebrates our flag—which is the symbol of the “Land of the free and home of the brave.”
Does Clyburn think this song doesn’t represent all Americans?
And, for that matter, what is a “national hymn”? Hymns are religious songs sung to God, aren’t they? Does Clyburn want us to sing, instead, a “hymn” to the country? A song that replaces the God of many with social justice?
Something tells me this initiative won’t go over well with most Americans, regardless of their race.
If Clyburn really wants to help heal the country, perhaps he should come up with better measures.
- Democrat James Clyburn wants to make the “Black National Anthem” a “national hymn.”
- He wants to give it a “special place” alongside “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
- Clyburn claims this will be “an act of healing.”
Source: USA Today