Why The Debate Over The Star Spangled Banner Has Been Brewing For Over 2,000 Years

Just Thinking...for Myself

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7853865782_b28710c0a0_z.jpgCommemorative statue of “The A&T Four” on the campus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina. 


Over the course of human history the goal of all protest has been to either change minds or influence behavior.

Whether it is the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, or Black Lives Matter, all dissent, be it corporate or individual, has as a common denominator one, if not both, of the aforementioned objectives.

But given our normal propensity to focus on what a particular protest may or may not ultimately be designed to accomplish, what is often overlooked is that antecedent to the aims of any protest are its motives.

Irrespective of the issue(s) being contended or the method(s) employed to bring said issue(s) to the attention of the masses (a requisite if any protest is to achieve its stated goals), what is inherent to any complaint, demurral, or remonstration is a standard of righteousness that is borne of a worldview – a…

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