all rise to sing stanza four?

Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, “The Star Spangled Banner” of four stanzas but we only sing the first as our national anthem (with the exception of home school graduation ceremonies).   Here are the words to the final stanza…and my politically incorrect questions to fellow Americans and free thinking people everywhere! 
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;

who will stand ready to protect family and home
if we don’t dare bare arms against terrorists?

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!

who will give thanks for his providential blessings
if we trade precious freedoms for rainbow cakes?

Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”

who will stop evil and injustice in the world
if we only serve god of greed and money?

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

who will salute the symbol of brave freedom if
we traffick humanity and sell fetal body parts?

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Connecting with dVerse poets’ pub and Claudia’s look at national anthems…

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