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Sing Gladys Sing

Sing Gladys Sing
U.S. singer/songwriter Gladys Knight arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

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Monday, 28 January 2019 12:50 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Many who fancy themselves as gatekeepers of freedom are thwarting many constitutional values in attempts to protest Gladys Knight’s singing of the National Anthem for the 53rd Super Bowl. Knight’s strength of character should be applauded in stating, “I am here to give the National Anthem back its voice.”

Colin Kaepernick seems to have been “Black Balled” from further participation in the National Football League because he chose to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem in protest against his perception of police violence and injustices via inequalities and racism which still exists in the USA. Many believe that African Americans and those of color should not by their participation or support of the Super Bowl sanction such. If this thought pattern were to hold, there would be no game since 50-74 percent of the NFL players (per the Huffington Post) are black. Agree or disagree, Kaepernick has had the courage to put it all on the line for what he believes. Few others of today’s professional high paid athletes and entertainers have been willing to stand for their beliefs at such costs.

Unfortunately the “liberal agenda” or far-left movement is guilty of much the same thing which they accuse the conservative movement. The suppression of Free Thought, Freedom of Assembly, and Free Speech unless involving those they support is fundamentally the antithesis of the U.S. Constitution. In polarizing populations into “isms” whether by color (racism), sex (sexism, sexists), religion (anti-Semitism, against Jews) or other epithets which speak to the worst in us, efforts to bind and heal the nation are hindered.

Rightly so, Gladys Knight as a hometown girl of Atlanta, Georgia, where the Super Bowl will be held, has notably given more and likely stood front and center for issues of civil rights much longer than those opposing her participation in this spectacle. Knight has a right to sing and bring honor to our country which is still the land of liberty. . . “O’ver the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

Most have learned only the first verse of our anthem. Within its other verses are hallmarks of who we are as a nation brought forth through the perils of war… “O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,

"Between their lov'd homes. . . Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,

"And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust' O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! . . . And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

I’ll be listening on February 3, 2019, to hear Ms. Knight’s singing of the National Anthem in hopes that it will touch our souls as did that from Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin renditions.

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher, retired Corporate physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1" (available through Amazon. com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman. Contact through DrAdaMFisher.org. To read more of Dr. Fisher's reports, Click Here Now.

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Many who fancy themselves as gatekeepers of freedom are thwarting many constitutional values in attempts to protest Gladys Knight’s singing of the National Anthem for the 53rd Super Bowl.
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