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Its ingrained in my psyche. And yes symbolic of war. You have an excellent point. But it's ours. But what a bitch to sing!
The symbology of our nation makes alot more sense than many give it credit for.
And as for a hymn.....no, but you do see the Pledge of Allegiance, 'one nation, under God, INDIVISABLE'
The Under God was added of course, the 'indivisable' was definitely overtly intended to be pro-Union
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"God Bless America" is better, but it's non-secular.
"My Country Tis Of Thee" is good....but the music is the same as "God Save The King/Queen", so sort of looks like we're ripping off the British.
"The Star Spangled Banner" has its issues.
1. It's about a war we LOST. (Seriously, call it a "tie" if you like? But we gained virtually nothing and the enemy BURNED DOWN OUR CAPITAL!)
2. Its music is based on a British DRINKING song.
3. It's hard to sing, unless you start "in the basement" to hit that high note on "And the rocket's RED GLARE!"
But I see no chance it's going to be changed to something else...ever.