Let’s Get A New National Anthem
When Denver jazz singer Rene Marie sang the Black National Anthem at the State of the City Address people freaked out, as she was hired to sing the National Anthem which is, unfortunately, the Star Spanged Banner.
Besides the fact that it’s an impossible song to sing, the Star Spangled Banner is based on an old English drinking song. And, do we want our image as a country to be “bombs bursting in air”? There are many other songs that present a fuller and more accurate view of the America I envision. I like this for our National Anthem:
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