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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Dittohead,

    No. Just because some whack jobs are offended by a verse that nobody even knows existed, and isn't in the least offensive, does not mean we need to abandon the anthem.
    The fact that so many citizens weren't aware of extra verses is just plain sad. And just because they are ignorant of them doesn't mean they aren't offensive to some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennyson View Post
    I do not think the people offended understand history or what those verses mean.
    I don't think they care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, state’s NAACP urges

    because of these lyrics:



    Should we dump it?

    If so, what song should replace it?
    Yes. Replace it with "Stars and Stripes Forever"...

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    I don't know, but you should definitely dump Trump!

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    Change the song than next week the whiny liberals will want to change something else because they find it "offensive".

    Let them grow a pair and deal with our history.

    They obviously miss the entire point of what that song is about.

    Its not meant to be a pretty or happy song.

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    Guess if anyone is offended , it has to go unless it's something like a gay pride parade and they are flaunting themselves. That's protected.

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    Any employer who accepts employee initiated protests while they are on the clock gets what they deserve.

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    The Star Spangled Banner is a musically unattractive tune regardless of the words and very difficult to sing. As was suggested upthread, America the Beautiful is a much more pleasant tune and the words are lovely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The Star Spangled Banner is a musically unattractive tune regardless of the words and very difficult to sing. As was suggested upthread, America the Beautiful is a much more pleasant tune and the words are lovely.

    Why does our Anthem need to sound pretty?

    It sounds tough which is what the song is about and it represents America quite well.

    We don't want a song about ponies and unicorns to represent us.

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