New mayor of St. Paul decries national anthem as ‘ode to slavery’

New mayor of St. Paul decries national anthem as ‘ode to slavery’

[Ed. – It contains the word “slave,” you see.  But the reference isn’t even to slavery or slaves in the United States.  It’s to the impressed seamen on British warships, who, in Francis Scott Key’s third verse, could not be saved, by any refuge, “from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”  Key is rejoicing in that third verse over the confounding of the British forces in battle.  He’s not talking about Americans at all, whether slave or free.  How deeply sad that someone old enough to be elected mayor never learned to discern meaning in poetry.]

Having already elected the likes of Jesse Ventura and Al Franken, Minnesota voters continue to prove that elections do indeed have consequences.

The city of Saint Paul elected a far-left ideologue as mayor and he wasted little time abusing his position to propagandize, going so far as to disrespect the national anthem during his inaugural address by calling it an “ode to slavery.”

Mayor Melvin Carter III pointed to the little known third verse of “The Star Spangled Banner” that mentions “hireling and slave,” which the far left claims is an expression of racial hostility toward African-Americans.

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