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    Here is Beyonce' singing the Star Spangled Banner at Obama's inauguration. The Obama's did not appear to be offended. I think this is more of the usual outrage for attention.


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    This is my favorite rendition.



    Of course, she was one of the most talented singers ever so she's able to sing it well. Most people can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Monuments, then coinage will go. Coins are double offensive..religious overtones and images of offensive people. Time for....Stokely Carmichael or RuPaul. The left will be joyous.
    No one on any form of U.S. currency raised arms against the United States military.

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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.
    Exactly ......

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    Anyone who feels that their culture and heritage is being threatened by society ending the celebration of slavery needs to engage in some serious introspection regarding the nature of their culture and heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    So? It doesn't change the fact that it's not a pleasant tune and it's hard to sing.
    The 5 crowds didn't have a problem singing the 'hard' song - I see no need to change it.

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    No, its our song. But America the Beautiful or God Bless America would be a better one, more peaceful
    Last edited by Dr Sampson Simpson; 10th November 2017 at 07:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    No, its our song. But America the Beautiful or God Bless America would be a better on, more peaceful
    Those two would never work...they have the word God in them. This would set off another wave of outrage. I am still looking for the verses the NAACP is offended about with the Star Spangled Banner. That particular part of the Anthem is never included when sung.


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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Monuments, then coinage will go. Coins are double offensive..religious overtones and images of offensive people. Time for....Stokely Carmichael or RuPaul. The left will be joyous.
    The Star-Spangled Banner is an awful song. I refuse to sing it. The only thing it is good for is to run to the bathroom right before the game starts if you are at the ball park. I generally record games at home so I don't have to listen to this pathetic song.

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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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg
    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Those two would never work...they have the word God in them. This would set off another wave of outrage. I am still looking for the verses the NAACP is offended about with the Star Spangled Banner. That particular part of the Anthem is never included when sung.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URbYAaAK9OQ
    I'm certain some had not considered that fact, when wanting to switch out the song for another.

    Thanks for the post.

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