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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tucker Schools Writer Who Calls "Star-Spangled Banner" a "Neo-Confederate Symbol"

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2017, 10:22 AM

At Fox News Insider:

Tucker Carlson debated a writer from Alternet DC who said the Star-Spangled Banner's designation as our national anthem has its roots in neo-Confederate circles.

One day before the 203rd anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the song while onboard a ship during the Battle of Baltimore, Key's monument in the Charm City was defaced with the term "racist anthem."

Jefferson Morley told Carlson that for nearly a decade in the 1920s, neo-Confederate groups petitioned - ultimately successfully -- to have Key's tune made our official anthem.

That goal finally came to pass in 1931.

Carlson said the anthem itself is not racist [and, by the way, the writer agrees], and the Confederacy came to exist decades after Key took that famous glance across the Patapsco River.

Read more and view the video here.