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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I am outraged and offended!! You did not research the lyrics and Layla is a player and not a nice girl. How dare you!!

    I do agree with Eric Clapton tho....since he is smoking hot. How about a date night song for our new Anthem....at least until romance is considered bad. I guess you could look at this song two ways....date night romantic...or just a good warm up for yoga practice. It has multiple uses. See what you think...

    Like the song Layla, Wonderful Tonight was also written about Eric's best friend's wife.

    I like much of Clapton's music, but on a personal level, he's an asshole.

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    New national anthem for the USA? ... hmmm ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Like the song Layla, Wonderful Tonight was also written about Eric's best friend's wife.

    I like much of Clapton's music, but on a personal level, he's an asshole.
    Oh now, asshole is the new "cool".....asshole sailed a long time ago for it is a badge of honor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Oh now, asshole is the new "cool"...

    Obviously...
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    I am fine with either keeping it or replacing it. The one thing that bothers me, is that I bet that many folks who join the conversation will take a side for spite against the other side, more than for genuine reasons. We should do a survey and a vote. If people in general think the original anthem no longer represents them, why force them to keep it? I like American the Beautiful too, so that's viable.

    Considering the America First policy and our current posture with regard to the rest of the world, maybe our new anthem could be:

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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 one, more peaceful
    While personally I have no desire to change the Anthem, may I suggest that "God Bless America" may be problematic. In our current environment, I'm not sure it would be warmly received by a good many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    While personally I have no desire to change the Anthem, may I suggest that "God Bless America" may be problematic. In our current environment, I'm not sure it would be warmly received by a good many.
    Yep. Nice catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    While personally I have no desire to change the Anthem, may I suggest that "God Bless America" may be problematic. In our current environment, I'm not sure it would be warmly received by a good many.
    America the Beautiful it is, then.

    Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    America the Beautiful it is, then.

    Works for me.
    Won't work without outrage. God is mentioned several times in the lyrics. Someone will be offended and we will need to start over. We also need to check out Katharine Lee Bates and make sure her family checks out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful


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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Won't work without outrage. God is mentioned several times in the lyrics. Someone will be offended and we will need to start over. We also need to check out Katharine Lee Bates and make sure her family checks out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful

    I sincerely doubt that the people who are offended by the references to slavery would be upset over generic mentions of God.

    Now, on the other hand, those who equate the right to own slaves with God... Maybe.

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