Will the beloved author of our national anthem, Francis Scott Key, soon join Christopher Columbus, Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, and Robert E. Lee as a demonized whipping-boy of the culture-war?

Once the “Resolution of Hate” only inspired Confederophobes, but has now been expanded to an Anti-American icon industry, sweeping all in its path of cultural destruction.

They started with the eradication of Confederate things, including playing and singing “Dixie” in public, but are expanding to all our American cultural icons. This is only the beginning. Don’t believe me?

Watching the news leading up to Memorial Day, there have been over a dozen reported incidents of vandalism against U.S. Veterans monuments (Vietnam, Korea, etc.), USA Flags and even veteran graves. If allowed to continue, this culture war will eventually destroy every vestige of traditional America. That is their goal, and it won’t stop with the South.

On a recent trip to the Belly of the Beast – i.e. Washington D.C., I took a side trip to iconic War of 1812 site, Fort McHenry, MD, where I learned that the author of the “Star Spangled Banner” was a slaveholder and supporter of emigration to African colonies for freed slaves, whom he thought were not prepared for successful independent life in America. As such, he joins the pantheon of Virginians, Marylanders, and Southerners in general, whose reputations must be besmirched and whose memories and memorials must be erased from the civic landscape – so say the agenda-driven Confederophobes and their boot-licking camp followers in academia, media and politics.

At Fort McHenry, pointed note is also made of the re-direction of the cannons from guarding the city in 1812, to threatening it in 1861. The boast is made that if the Union had lost Fort McHenry then Baltimore would have been lost, and then Washington itself, and with it, the War – this Domino-theory making it as (or more) important than the battles of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or Atlanta. Even allowing for some local Old Line State ego, this does make sense. It is quite a lesson for the present-day – once they were for us, now they’re against us.

Everyone, child, veteran, and citizen alike, who sings “The Star Spangled Banner” with their hand over their heart, should remember that the dominoes are falling as surely as the bombs burst in air.

David McCallister

David McCallister is Spokesman of Save Southern Heritage - Florida, ( and Commander of the award winning Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210, Sons of Confederate Veterans. He lives in Temple Terrace, Florida and is an estate attorney.

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