Sunday, October 16, 2016

The National Anthem, Lincoln, the Slave Owner—and even Better, Dixie


The Star Spangled Banner, imagery created by Francis Scott Key in his poem written while aboard a British ship (he had been working as an American agent for prisoner exchange and was forced to remain aboard until after the assault on Fort McHenry) is the name for the well-known poem written by Key and later put to borrowed music. It became so popular that by 1916 Woodrow Wilson (by executive order) declared it the National Anthem. Later Congress, by resolution declared it again the National Anthem. Now neither of these actions have any Constitutional standing apart from some national being of the former republic. It was no accident that the seceding Southern states called themselves a confederacy (C.S.A.)


  1. It is not to be doubted, I know with absolute certainty that
    the separation of the United States into two federations of equal powers had been decided upon well in advance of the Civil War by the top financial power of Europe.
    Otto Von Bismarck, Chancellor, Germany
    The Civil War, in a very real sense, was a continuation of
    the Revolutionary war fought by our Founders against the Bank of England. It's always about the money.

    1. It's always about the money.

      Indeed, as though the instigators believe they will live forever.