Kari Lake, the 2022 Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate, recently made headlines after a photo of her went viral on social media. The picture showed her sitting during the playing of the “black national anthem” before the Super Bowl LVII.
The song, which was added as a concession to those who felt the “racist” origins of “The Star-Spangled Banner” didn’t represent them, is divisive and against the values of one nation under God that Republicans hold dear.
Lake’s decision to sit during the performance of the “black national anthem” was a strong statement in support of the belief that America is one nation under God. As she made clear on her gubernatorial Twitter account, Lake is against the idea of a “black National Anthem” for the same reason she is against a “white National Anthem.”
According to Lake, designating something as a “national anthem” representative of only one racial group is divisive and goes against the principle of one nation under God. Her stance has been met with support from passionate Republican voters.
In contrast, the Democrat party and their supporters have been more vocal in their support of the “black national anthem” and the Black Lives Matter movement.
However, this type of divisive rhetoric is tearing the country apart and goes against the principles of unity and freedom that America was founded on. Lake’s decision to sit during the performance of the “black national anthem” was a strong statement in support of a united country that values all its citizens equally.
During the performance of the National Anthem by country music star Chris Stapleton, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was seen with tears streaming down his face, as other players felt the emotion as well.
While many in the Democrat party have been critical of Lake’s decision, Republicans like Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk have praised her patriotism and love for America.
Lake is currently entertaining the possibility of a U.S. Senate run, and if she does jump into the race, she would be running against incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who recently left the Democratic Party and re-registered as an “Independent.” However, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallegos (D-Ariz.) has already filed to challenge her, making it a potentially tough battle.
In conclusion, Kari Lake’s decision to sit during the “black national anthem” is a bold statement in support of a united country that values all its citizens equally.
Her stance is in direct opposition to the divisive rhetoric of the Democrat party and their supporters. If she decides to run for U.S. Senate, Lake will be a strong contender and a voice for those who believe in one nation under God.