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|My Fellow Americans…|
Jul. 3rd, 2008 at 3:25 pm
…I hate our national anthem.
Really I do. Do you hate me already? Does my saying that just make your blood boil? Do you have stars and stripes dancing before your eyes? OK. I understand it is a touchy subject as the song is synonymous with patriotism and the country and the heavenly-inspired Constitution to many people. Let me just tell you why I would love to have a different national anthem:
There are actually plenty of other patriotic sings to choose from [incidentally, does any other country love itself quite as much as we do to have SO many songs about ourselves?] My personal favorite is “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” but obviously, we can’t have that as the national anthem lest the Brits think that they won all of our sporting victories. “America the Beautiful” is probably my next choice, although a lot of people know “God Bless America ” too.
What do you think? Can you get behind my revolution for a new national anthem, or are you happy with the one we have?